The Black Aesthetic (TBA) presents SEASON III. Film screening and conversation with writer/director Benjamin Michel.
Standing on the Shoulders facilitates a journey through the minds of some of the most explicit and groundbreaking prose slangers to ever have breathed the living word. The Last Poets indie flick Right On! captures a candid performance on a rooftop somewhere in Harlem, and proceeds to shift the paradigm of Blackness through an urgency of creativity. Malcolm X is an Oscar-nominated documentary feature that consists almost entirely of Malcolm X's words, either from speeches and interviews, or read from his autobiography
Fast forwarding to the 80's and two profound feats in Black cinema, Standing on the Shoulders continues with a double bill screening of Hollywood Shuffle written/directed by Robert Townsend and She's Gotta Have It written/directed by Spike Lee.
Screening of Dutchman (1966) directed by Anthony Harvey and based on the play by Amiri Baraka (as Leroi Jones), with Nothing But a Man (1964) directed by Michael Roemer with soundtrack by Stevie Wonder. Both films will be followed by a short discussion moderated by Greg Bridges, KPFA.