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Newark Black Film: Shorts Block

July 14 @ 1:00 pm

Newark Black Film: Shorts Block

$10 General Admission, $7 Students & NMOA Members, Free for all Festival Pass holders

Join us for curated selection of short films: To the Girl that Looks Like Me directed by Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah, Harlem Fragments directed by Cameron Tyler Carr, City of Dreamz directed by Imani Celeste, Love Taps directed by Derrick Woodyard and Underwater Projects directed by dream hampton. Followed by a Q&A session.

To the Girl that Looks Like Me 

  • Directed by Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah (6 min). Not rated 
  • An experimental poetry piece that celebrates black women, who continue to thrive in a system that was not built for them. This visual poem explores themes of cultural appropriation, self-love, and self-discovery through a string of vignettes that combine dance, folklore, modern culture, and spirituality. 

Harlem Fragments 

  • Directed by Cameron Tyler Carr (17 min). Not rated 
  • An Afro-futurist scrapbook storytelling of a Harlem Black family’s beautiful destruction during the 2008 recession, a natural disaster so mesmerizing you can’t look away. Based on true events. 

City of Dreamz 

  • Directed by Imani Celeste (12 min). Not rated 
  • Follow four Black art students telling stories of community, divine intervention, and the artistry that led them to this very moment…smoking weed in a cramped NYC apartment trying not to get caught. 

Love Taps 

  • Directed by Derrick Woodyard (14 min). Not rated 
  • A young boy tries to cope with his parent’s separation gains a new perspective of his father after discovering his affair with another man. 

Underwater Projects 

  • Directed by dream hampton (28 min). Not rated 
  • Norfolk, Virginia is sinking due to insufficient sea defenses and past urban development choices. The predominantly Black St. Paul’s housing community grapples with government redevelopment plans that prompt inquiries into their true intentions: climate resilience or gentrification. 

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A. 

Please note: Auditorium seating is available on a first come first serve basis for the film screening. An overflow space will be provided once we are at capacity. 

The Newark Museum of Art

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Newark, 07102 United States
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