And Nothing Happened
Naima Ramos-Chapman

Saturday Aug 20, 2016
$15 online or at the door
The Old American Can Factory
Roof and Courtyard
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Performance by The Dance Cartel
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:00PMAfter Party sponsored by Stella Artois
No refunds. In the event of rain this show will be rescheduled. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Stella Artois
Tribeca Shortlist
Industry City

Join us for closing night! Tickets are on sale for our awesome courtyard screen. Same size, quality, sound, and image as the roof, just closer to the after-party.

And Nothing Happened (Naima Ramos-Chapman | USA | 16 min.)

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A young woman awakens one day to find an inverted black hole sucking all of existence into its vacuous nothingness mounted on her bedroom ceiling. She goes about her morning routine in an effort to return things back to the way they were before the phenomenon appeared. Unfortunately, more curious things happen as she inches closer to leaving her apartment to face the day. A side show of her exasperation seeps into the mundanities of everyday life—eating, getting dressed, grooming—throwing our protagonist into an eternal balancing act as she struggles to juggle the routinized, the melodramatic, the cathartic and the extraordinary in an act, she fears, can last forever.


She produced, wrote, directed, edited and starred in her first short film in 2015. AND NOTHING HAPPENED, a surrealist mediation on the emotional cost and aftermath of sexualized violence, premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.

She also makes documentaries, and film installation and design in collaboration with other performative artists, such as renowned choreographer and "2013 MacArthur Genius" Kyle Abraham.

Naima’s distinct and intensive training as a dancer (The Alvin Ailey School for Dance), an actor (The Barrow Group) and journalist (Huffington Post, The Nation, NPR, Colorlines Postbourgie, Racialicious, Saint Heron) continues to be a major influence in her approach to filmmaking.

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