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The Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive present

Program 2: Black Echoes and Imperatives

A flock of crows in the sky.
March 10, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Q&A with artist Cauleen Smith, independent curator Jheanelle Brown. Intro by program curator Steve Anker.

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Free tickets must be obtained on a first come, first served basis at the box office, where seating will be assigned.

A program of nine films that circle around urgent Black voices both real and imagined, ranging from the present to the past and from renowned political activists to artistic visionaries. Included are H-E-L-L-O (2014), which re-envisions a somewhat revived New Orleans through a series of musical street tableaux; one of Smith’s earliest and best-known films Chronicles of a Lying Spirit by Kelly Gabron (1992); the poignant and elegiac Crow Requiem (2015); the redolent utopian testament Pilgrim (2017); and 3 Songs About Liberation (2017), Human 3.0 Reading List Biblio (2015-16), Sine at the Canyon & Sine at the Sea (2016), The Name You Trust in Good Clean Family Fun (2011) and T Minus Two (2010).

Digital, color/b&w, total running time: approx. 67 min.