Each year the legendary Flaherty Film Seminar invites participants to reconsider their understanding of cinema through a rigorous program of thought-provoking, boundary-breaking works organized around a salient theme. Taking the notion of “Opacity”—defined as that which cannot be reduced by the dominant, supposedly “universal” Western gaze that shapes the film canon—as its starting point, this diverse and iridescent program curated by Janaína Oliveira brings together a chorus of voices from Brazil, Sudan, South Africa, and beyond in order to challenge viewers to look anew at the “opaque” singular experiences within moving-image art.
Directed by Morgan Quaintance • 2018 • United Kingdom
ANOTHER DECADE begins with testimonies and statements made by artists and art historians during the 1994 Institute of International Visual Arts conference “Towards a New Internationalism” to reveal the lack of sociocultural or institutional c...
Directed by Garrett Bradley • 2019 • United States
Taking as its starting point the recently rediscovered Bert Williams feature LIME KILN CLUB FIELD DAY (1913)—the first known film to feature an all-Black cast—Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short imagines an entire lost lineage of African A...
Directed by Morgan Quaintance • 2019 • United Kingdom
Through a focus on alien abduction, Cold War history, and Britain’s colonial legacy, MISSING TIME considers the relationship between amnesia, concealed histories, state secrecy, and the constitution of the self.