Sammy Davis Jr’s ‘I Gotta Be Me’

The life of Sammy Davis Jr is brought to engaging complexity in a documentary that is cultural, personal, political. Genre: Film, Viewing Venue: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, USA Time:  April 29, 2018, 7:15pm Sponsors: Brooklyn Academy of Music. Curators: Part of a BAMcinématek Series, New Voices in Black Cinema. Artists & Producers:...

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Winnie Mandela Passes

Woman with Purple Headscarf Looking Out Majestically

The former wife of Nelson Mandela, and a well-known activist in her own right, passed from illness today. ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April 2, 2018 BODY • Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April...

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’

Film by the Chinese artist-activist has been hailed as a masterful and moving response to contemporary global migration’s concerns, disruptions, revelations. Genre: Film, Viewing Venue: Barbican Centre, London, England Time: December 8-18 2017 Curators & Sponsors: Film produced by Amazon Studios. Production: Directed and written by Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most internationally known artists, also...

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Miriam Makeba’s ‘Mother Africa’

A vivid documentary of her travel across America brings to life an unforgettable source of politics, music, inspiration. Genre: Film, Viewing Venue: Rice Media Center Rice Cinema (Rm. 100), Hoston, TX Time: November 12 2017, 4-6pm. Sponsor: Houston Cinema Arts Festival Performer: Documentary (Germany, 2011) directed By Mika Kaurismaki and written By Mika Kaurismaki...

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Forthcoming

More news, information, essays, and media are forthcoming for this section, to be regularly updated — do return here soon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Please do return for the publication of work in progress in this section. . Filed under:

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