A NEW BLACK CINEMATIC VERNACULAR: KINFOLK COLLECTIVE

Directed by: Kinfolk Collective

Oct
15
Film Row
1104 South Wabash Avenue
60605 Chicago , IL

Programmed by Amir George

Kinfolk Collective utilizes ethnomusicology, radical black ideologies, traditional African cosmologies and narrative forms to inform the structure and visual language of our cinema. The program includes a collection of short films and a performative lecture expounding on a New Black Cinematic Vernacular. As moving images become the dominant form of communication Kinfolk seeks to subvert traditional approaches to cinema in hopes of creating a new black cinematic language. The performative lecture combines improvisatory theater and pedagogy to deconstruct the films presented and ideas in relation to this emerging cinematic language.