Monday, June 17, 2002

Thomas Allen Harris' É Minha Cara/That's My Face

Herbst Theatre

Thomas Allen Harris has explored his cultural heritage and personal history as an African-American gay man through numerous widely shown and celebrated films, videos and museum installations that he’s made during the past fifteen years. Thomas’ earlier Vintage is a complex essay portraying African-American family life as experienced by gay and lesbian siblings. His newest “mythobiography,” É Minha Cara/That’s My Face, was filmed on Super-8mm film in parts of the U.S., Brazil and Africa. In it he weaves together his own childhood memories as an American ex-patriot living in Africa with recent sounds and images drawn from these contemporary international black societies, combining them to create a highly personal, multi-layered and resonant vision of parallel cultures. (Steve Anker)