Screen/Society--Aural Futures--"Afro-punk"

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

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Okazaki, Hank

Film: "Afro-punk" (James Spooner, 2003, 66 min, USA, in English)"Afro-punk" follows the lives of four people of color who have dedicated themselves to a punk-rock lifestyle. The film explores issues of loneliness, exile, interracial dating and black power, all thorny examples of the "double consciousness" required to be the only black kid at a punk show.-- Preceded by Petite Noir, "Best," dir: Travys Owen, 4 min, 2015About the Aural Futures Series:Often music is the first introduction to the cultural movement Afrofuturism. Curated by Ingrid LaFleur from AFROTOPIA & Negar Mottahedeh at Duke University, Aural Futures is a film series that explores the foundational musical aesthetics of Afrofuturism, with its multiple realities, temporalities, and philosophies of technology. To complete the music ecosystem, we have curated a selection of storytellers and performers from Detroit and Durham to create an Afrofuturist evening of musical vibes and visions (Oct 26, 9pm in Duke Coffee House).Part of "Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom", a 9-week art exhibit & accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars & Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a project called Digital Aponte. Info:

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Still from AFRO-PUNK
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
hokazak for Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)
Event Co-Sponsors
African and African American Studies (AAAS), Cultural Anthropology, Forum for Scholars and Publics, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Literature, Vice Provost for the Arts