Melissa Louidor, BCRW Research Assistant

Black Escapism in Arthur Jafa’s “Dreams are Colder than Death”

Oct 13, 2016

The escape artist flashed by on a metallic blue motorcycle, pursued by a blur of pulsing red and blue lights. Drawn together by a sentiment exceeding mutual compassion, the sidewalk spectators stood inert, breaths and bodies taut with anticipation. For a moment, parts of us took flight alongside the fugitive, our lives reaching beyond the […]

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Dreams are Colder than Death: Screening & Talk with Arthur Jafa

Featuring Arthur Jafa, Christina Sharpe, Reina Gossett, and Tavia Nyong'o.

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International Center of Photography School, 1114 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Sep 29, 2016 | 6:30PM

Dreams are Colder than Death: Screening & Talk with Arthur Jafa

Arthur Jafa, Christina Sharpe, Reina Gossett & Tavia Nyong'o

Join us for a screening and discussion with acclaimed filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa. Jafa’s work in TNEG Film Studio (the studio he runs together with co-creators Elissa Blount Moorhead and Malik Sayeed) seeks to create a black cinema that equals the “power, beauty and alienation of black music.” Against the contemporary backdrop of the […]

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Arthur Jafa, Black cinema, film