Triple-Feature Screening with Cinema Politica

Hyper Real: Black History Exhibition and Event Series
Presented by Galerie VAV Gallery and Art Matters

6pm SHORTS:
‘Black Men Loving’ (27 minutes)
‘Yellow Fever’ (6 minutes)
6:35pm Intermission in the VAV Gallery with free food & beverages.
7pm FEATURE FILM:
‘Ninth Floor’ (81 minutes)
*feel free to stay for a talk-back following this film.

Thursday November 22nd, 2018
VA Amphitheater (VA-323) 1395 Rene Levesque W. Montréal, QC

All events are free and open to the public.
The VA Amphitheater and the VAV Gallery are wheelchair accessible.
Email vavgallery.concordia.ca to address any accessibility concerns.

More on the films:

‘Black Men Loving,’ shares contemporary interviews with Black canadian fathers. Directed by Ella Cooper. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/110821298

‘Yellow Fever’ combines animation and performance to reflect on Black women’s beauty culture. Directed by Ng’endo Mukii. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/42048317

‘Ninth Floor’ documents an anti-racist protest at Sir George Williams University, now Concordia, in 1969 and the racial violence inflicted in response to it. Directed by Mina Shum. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyeuMVM6v5c

Why November?

Often Black artists are overworked during Black History Month in February and underexposed during the rest of the year. Hyper Real attempts to challenge the narrow space given to Black history in our art institutions.