Black Interiors: Intimacy
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
The Black Aesthetic is an Oakland-based organization whose mission is to curate a collective understanding of black visual culture. TBA members Jamal Batts, Ra Malika Imhotep, and Leila Weefur guest curated this program.
Intimacy is a tight and imperfect space, full of possibility. For the black girls on an LA playground in Pizza Pizza Daddy-O, intimacy announces itself as a shifting formation of hand games and personalities. In Julie Dash’s Relatives, a son dances through family history with his mother close by. This Is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham invites us into a loving and abundant encounter with the black domestic sphere. Evan’s Corner, a day in the life of a black boy, asks how can we find and prioritize intimacy with ourselves. In Slowly, This, two friends reflect on the ways race and gender impact their lives. In closing, we watch Bill T. Jones dance through loss.
— The Black Aesthetic
Films in this Screening
Pizza Pizza Daddy-O
Bess Lomax Hawes, Bob Eberlein, United States, 1969
Julie Dash, United States, 1989
Ishmael Houston Jones
This Is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham
Claudia Weill, Eliot Noyes, Jr., United States, 1970
Stephen Bosustow, United States, 1969
Arthur Jafa, United States, 1995
John Sanborn, United States, 1989
Bill T. Jones