The Criterion Channel’s February 2020 Lineup includes five films from the Black Fire series:Sugarcoated Arsenic, We Demand, Fastest Man in the State, How Can I Ever Be Late, and Black Bus Stop.
The year 2020 brought unexpected challenges that required significant improvisation and adjustments. Fortunately, we were still able to share our Black Fire project with the world. Several of the films in our Black Fire series screened at domestic and international festivals. Our most recent film was an official selection at True/False Film Fest, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, and FestCurtas BH, Belo Horizonte Brazil. The film is also featured in the “New Labor Movements” exhibit at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco.
Much to our delight, Black Bus Stop continues its film festival run and picked up two jury awards.
Here’s a list of some of the screenings this year!
True/False Film Fest, US, March 5, 6, and 7
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany, May 6-13
FestCurtas BH, Belo Horizonte Brazil, November 4-14, 2020
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco. Part of New Labor Movements program in Lessons of the Hour, Exhibition. Oct 14, 2020–Mar 13, 2021
Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research,Paris France, December 3
Black Bus Stop
ICDOCS | Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, May 2 (Jury Prize)
Onion City Experimental and Video Film Fest, June 14 (Jury Prize)
Glasgow Short Film Festival, August , 18-20 (2020 Bill Douglas Award Nominee)
Lviv International Short Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, September, 10-12
Forum des Images, 2 Rue du cinéma, Paris, France, October 13
Document Film Festival, Scotland, October 25
Fastest Man in the State
Canyon Cinema/Screen Slate,Thursday, Sept. 17th, 8PM via twitch.tv/screenslate
Black FIRE UVA Programs, Cinematek, October 5 and 10
Films in Program:
Sugarcoated Arsenic (2013, 20:24, b&w, sound)
We Demand (2016, 10:19, color, sound)
70kg (2017, 16mm, 2:30. b/w)
Fastest Man in the State (2017, 10:00, color, b/w, sound)
How Can I Ever Be Late (2017, 5’, b&w, sound)
Black Bus Stop (2019, 9:25, color, sound)
Hampton (2019, 6:33, b&w, sound)