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Program 3: Epochal Cultures—Chicago and New Orleans

Teens in marching band uniforms.
March 11, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Q&A with artist Cauleen Smith, UC San Diego Assistant Professor Alena Williams. 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.

Cauleen Smith portrays two vital Black urban cultures, Chicago and New Orleans, through several fantasy and documentary films that focus on creative personalities and locations that are vital to these great cities. Included are selections from Smith’s The Way Out is the Way Two (2012), a cycle of 14 musical and philosophical short pieces made in Chicago; her little seen, richly expressive short feature, The Fullness of Time (2008); and the astonishing interventionist Space is the Place - A March for Sun Ra (2011). The program will begin with the premiere of Smith’s newest film, My Caldera (2022).

Digital, color/b&w, total running time approx. 89 min.