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Intertextuality: Performance/Subjectivity in Experimental Shorts

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In dialogue with Hammer Projects: Ja’Tovia Gary, which features THE GIVERNY SUITE, this screening of short films situates Gary’s work in the context of Black women’s experimental films across a 25-year period. By gathering video, photos, sound clips, and printed media, these filmmakers give an account of what gendered blackness feels like in North America and the UK.

Film program
Intro to Cultural Skit-Zo-Frenia, Jamika Ajalon (1993, 10 min.)
Sapphire and the Slave Girl, Leah Gilliam (1995, 20 min.)
Be Sarah, Zoë Charlton (2009, 2 min.)
Imitation, Zoë Charlton (2011, 3 min.)
An Excavation of Us, Shirley Bruno (2017, 10 min.)
Fucked Like a Star, Stefani Saintonge (2018, 8 min.)
Giverny I (Négresse Impériale), Ja’Tovia Gary (2017, 6 min.)

All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
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