This Is America: Three Short Films from RaMell Ross, Bassam Tariq, and Garrett Bradley
Sunday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. RaMell Ross. 2019, 14 mins. Digital projection. Five Alabama men resurrect the homestead ritual of hog processing in the Deep South under the guidance of Johnny Blackmon in the latest film from Academy Award–nominated filmmaker RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening).
Ghosts of Sugar Land
Dir. Bassam Tariq. 2019, 21 mins. Digital projection. In Sugar Land, Texas, a group of young Muslim American men ponder the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS. “Ghosts of Sugar Land is only 21 minutes long, yet it’s somehow more capacious, evocative, challenging, and complex than many films five times its length. Sugar Land is alive with smart choices.”—K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair
Dir. Garrett Bradley. 2019, 30 mins. Digital projection. In this revelatory short film, Garrett Bradley does nothing less than construct a joyous alternative history of African American representation on screen, offering a unique prism through which to consider the past, present, and future of the construction of Blackness in the United States.
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