• Evan's Corner
  • Slowly, This

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Black Interiors: Intimacy

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

 

  • Headshots of members of the collective, The Black Aesthetic. From left: Ra Malika Imhotep, Leila Weefur, and Jamal Batts.
    In Conversation

    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

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 18 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

Relatives

Julie Dash, United States, 1989

FEATURING
Ishmael Houston Jones

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Arthur Jafa
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital file
  • 8 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
courtesy of
  • TPT — Twin Cities PBS

This Is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham

Claudia Weill, Eliot Noyes, Jr., United States, 1970

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 17 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

Evan’s Corner

Stephen Bosustow, United States, 1969

FILM DETAILS 
Based On
  • A story by Elizabeth Starr

Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 23 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

Slowly, This

Arthur Jafa, United States, 1995

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital file
  • 22 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
permission
  • Third World Newsreel

Untitled

John Sanborn, United States, 1989

FEATURING
Bill T. Jones

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Greg Matkosky
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital file
  • 10 mins
  • BAMPFA
courtesy of
  • Electronic Arts Intermix