Short Film Program
Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION
651 ARTS presents, in association with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Rooftop Films, its inaugural Juneteenth commemoration!
For its first year, 651 ARTS’ Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION will highlight films that look through the lens of futurism and movement to illuminate stories about the Black perspective and the Black experience in America told through a hybrid presentation that explores what it means to be Black and how to imagine a way forward together.
Headlining the film screening will be the short film WATA, along with the regional premiere of Charles O. Anderson’s (RE)current Unrest, an encore presentation of 651’s world premiere of Marjani Forté-Saunders’ Memoirs of a…Unicorn: BLUEPRINT, and the world premiere of the provocative Cyborg Heaven, an exploration of the Black urban movement through House Ballroom culture and hip hop. Juneteenth Celebration (Re)VISION is sponsored by Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
Joy Yamusangie | UK | 14
Charles O. Anderson | US | 60
(RE)current Unrest is an Afro-contemporary choreographic exploration of the condition of unease and discomfort produced by the condition of inescapable social awareness. (RE)current Unrest is inspired by James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time, Ta-nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me, and current and historical Black protest movements. Performed by dance theatre x.
Memoirs of a...Unicorn: BLUEPRINT
Meena Murugesan | US |
Kimberly Knox | US |