Boundary-destroying in his approach to reframing film vocabulary, Arthur Jafa was taught by Haile Gerima at Howard University. In 2014, he made Dreams Are Colder Than Death, an essay film on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. In his experimental use of imagery of Black life, Jafa doesn’t merely document but interrogates the realities of African American lives today.
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Image: Arthur Jafa, Dreams are Colder than Death, 2013, Film Still, © Arthur Jafa. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery
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The L.A. Rebellion’s Second Generation Film Series: As Told To G/D Thyself and Assorted Shorts
Thursday, February 29th, 2024 from 6:00 PM–7:00 PM