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Date:
February 6, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Address:
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
Contact:
301-277-2863; TTY 301-699-2544
Cost:
FREE!
Image of Okwui Okpokwasili  with open arms looking up in Andrew Rossi's "Bronx Gothic."
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Black History Month Film Series presents, "Bronx Gothic"

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Brentwood Arts Black History Month Film Series, Revising the Canon: Black Art Liberation, is a selection of films curated by independent curator and filmmaker Dawne Langford. It features both fiction and non-fiction films about Black artists, magnifying art as being instrumental to the process of liberation.

From director Andrew Rossi comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, "Bronx Gothic." Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s.

With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, Bronx Gothic allows for unparalleled insight into her creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it. 

Ages: All ages are welcome