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Cinema of the Afrofuture: ‘Star Thieves’ and ‘The Journey’

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Join “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized” series curator Celia C. Peters for a live exploration of the films Star Thieves” and “The Journey” with actor Dennis Hill (“Star Thieves”), actor Vaneza Oliveira (“3%”), musician and director Jonathan Ferr (“The Journey”) and interdisciplinary artist Selam Bekele. Presented as part of the ALL ARTS Talks series, the discussion will be streamed live on the ALL ARTS Facebook page and YouTube channel.


About “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized”:

Afrofuturism centers Black people as fully actualized without the constraints of racism and oppression. In this alternate reality, Black imagination and creativity get to make the rules. Inspired by African religions and culture from the continent and across the diaspora, Black futurist artists and thinkers reimagine worlds of freedom and liberation where Black people have true power and agency over their lives. “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized,” the new Afrofuturist film festival from ALL ARTS, presents the possibilities of Black futures through the imaginations of 10 filmmakers. Beginning March 26 at 10 p.m. Eastern, all 10 films in the “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized” festival will be available to stream for free nationwide on the ALL ARTS app and website. In the New York metro area, films also premiere the last Friday of each month through Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Eastern on the ALL ARTS TV channel.


About the films:

“Star Thieves”

A young priest living on Earth is pulled into an adventure 1,000 years in the making as he discovers he is a member of a tribe of nomadic aliens caught in an intergalactic dilemma. Directed by H. Leslie Foster II.

[Debuts on broadcast Nov. 26 at 10 p.m. Eastern]

“The Journey”

Brazilian jazz pianist Jonathan Ferr directs this mystical short film, soundtracked to Ferr’s song “Luv is The Way” from his album “Trilogia do Amor” (Trilogy of Love). Ferr explores the relationship between Aiye and Ona in this time-hopping experiential film.

[Debuts on broadcast Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Eastern]


About ALL ARTS Talks:

ALL ARTS Talks features live virtual conversations between arts and culture leaders and artists grappling with the current issues of our time, including racial injustice and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


When:

  • Thu, December 2, 2021
  • 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Where:

Online Event