The Voice of a Woman presents Garrett Bradley’s America
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Presented by The Voice of a Woman in association with Museum of the Moving Image
Screening of America followed by a live video discussion with Garrett Bradley and Voice of a Woman Founder Maureen A. Bryan
With her revelatory new short film America (2019, 30 mins. Digital projection), Garrett Bradley does nothing less than construct a joyous alternative history of African-American representation on screen. The Voice of a Woman Festival presents Bradley’s stunning vision offering a unique prism through which to consider the history—and future—of the construction of Blackness in American cinema. Following a screening of the film, Bradley will participate in a live video conversation with Voice of a Woman Founder Maureen A. Bryan.
About Garrett Bradley:
Garrett Bradley was raised in New York City.
She works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, social justice, southern culture, and the history of film in the United States. Her collaborative and research-based approach to filmmaking is often inspired by the real-life stories of her subjects. For Bradley, this research takes multiple forms—deep dives into historical archives, in-depth dialogues prompted by Craigslist want-ads, or an extended engagement with the communities and individuals she seeks to represent—and results in works that combine both scripted and improvisatory scenes. Bradley’s films explore the space between fact and fiction, embracing modes of working and of representing history that blur the boundaries between traditional notions of narrative and documentary cinema. Her rigorous explorations of the social, economic, and racial politics of everyday life—its joys, pleasures, and pains—are lyrically and intimately rendered on screen.
Bradley has received numerous prizes which include the 2019 Prix de Rome, and the 2017 Sundance Jury Prize for the short film Alone, which was released by The New York Times OpDocs and became an Oscar contender for short nonfiction filmmaking, included in the Academy shortlist. Bradley’s work can be seen across a variety of spaces including her second unit directing work on Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us and the 2019 Whitney Biennial which closed this past September.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)