FAR OUT BLACK
AN EVENING OF AFROFUTURIST SHORT FILM
Curated by Celia C. Peters/Artistic Freedom Ltd.
8. 26. 2017 in NYC
Far Out Black happened at the iconic AfroPunk Music Festival on 8.26.17.
FOB = superlative sci-fi short film created by visionary black filmmakers from around the world.
Saturday, August 26. 2017 | 10pm
Trilok Fusion | 143 Waverly Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11217
A group of African-American men take a hiking trip and find themselves in the middle of a potential alien invasion.
THE CHANGING SAME
An alien is sent to earth to investigate the "incubators."
She discovers that she is replacing a rogue agent. She questions her mission.
An alien couple disguised as human beings are sent to Earth in order to determine if it has proper living conditions for their race. They are suddenly called back to their mothership and must face a disgruntled Special Agent and growing uncontrollable human urges to stay on Earth before it's too late to return.
THE GOLDEN CHAIN
The distant future. A Nigerian space station in a remote corner of the galaxy orbits an artificial pinpoint of matter so dense it cannot exist in our solar system.
A LOVE LETTER TO THE ANCESTORS FROM CHICAGO
An Afrofuturist ode to the ancestors through dance,
this short demonstrates that rhythm bridges all times and spaces.
RAFT OF MEDUSA
An art film exploring the experience of migrants of African descent immigrating to the Western world from colonized, exploited countries, using the 19th century French Romantic painting “The Raft of the Medusa” as a visual and political reference.
RESISTANCE: THE BATTLE OF PHILADELPHIA
In a dystopian, near-future West Philadelphia, a stealthy hacker attempts to dismantle the surveillance tools used by the police to control her community after she learns that two young activists have been tracked down and brutally beaten by riot cops.
A virtual reality programmer bets her future on technology.
She wins the bet, but loses herself.