Thursday, April 2, 2020 — 7:00 pm

@ SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

151 Third Street (between Mission & Howard Streets)

San Francisco, CA 94103 – MAP

(415) 357-4000


Always Moving: African American Portraiture in Experimental Film

Presented in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD)


Remembrance: A Portrait Study
(1967) by Edward Owens
Admission: $12 general admission; $5 for SFMOMA, MOAD and Cinematheque members.
Tickets available here

“The power of Deywould Bey’s work comes from the marriage of his extraordinary formal skill as a photographer with his deeply held belief in the political power of representation.” (Corey Keller, SFMOMA curator of photography)

Presented in dialog with Dawoud Bey: An American Project (on view at SFMOMA February 15–May 25), Always Moving presents eight historical and contemporary moving image works created 1967–2019. Engaging with traditions as diverse as ‘60s New York underground filmmaking, ‘70s left coast political manifesto, portraiture, street photography and stag film, these films frame experiences of public and community life, family history and political struggle within the contexts of African American photographic traditions and countercultural expression. Throughout, the works consider the intimate lives of strangers, friends and family and reframe representations of joy and love, struggle and resilience and the simple pleasures found in the everyday. This program is co-curated by SFMOMA and San Francisco Cinematheque

SCREENING:
Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967) by Edward Owens
The Orchid (1972) by Samuel R. Delany
Hour Glass (1971) by Haile Gerima
Medea (1973) by Ben Caldwell
Memory Palace (2015) by Martine Syms
SCREEN TEST (2016) by Mickalene Thomas
Goddess (2018) by Kevin Jerome Everson
After DeCarava (2018) by Paige Taul

This program is presented in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the African Diaspora.