The past two months have been exciting for the Black Fire film series. On February 3, Express Newark’s Community Media Center, in partnership with The Newark Museum of Art, screened eight shorts from the Black Fire series:
• Accidental Athlete
• Gospel Hill
• Black Bus Stop
• Fastest Man in the State
• How Can I Ever Be Late
• We Demand
• Sugarcoated Arsenic
This program was presented as part of Express Newark’s year-long programming for its annual theme, “Aliveness,” and its film exhibition Things We Do in the Dark: Cinematic Experiments in Kinship, curated by Express Newark Curator-in-Residence, Farrah Rahaman. The exhibition, which opened on February 2 and will close on July 31, 2023, features over twenty video-based works from Black and Indigenous artists who engage in experimental, collaborative, and political approaches to contemporary filmmaking. Our film Pride is one of the feature works.
We were also happy to screen Gospel Hill at the First Look film festival in New York. Held at the Museum of Moving Images, the festival was great and the response to the film was wonderful.
Lastly, we continue to create art. On March 17th and 18th, we filmed our latest project. Here’s some pictures from the shoot.
As always, we are so grateful for those who support the work!