Black Radical Imagination (KST)

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March 30, 2019 | 8:00pm

Saturday, March 30
8pm / Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave

“A carefully selected body of work responding to what it means to be Black in the 21st Century.” —CCH Pounder

Co-Presented with Miller Institute for Contemporary Art
With afrofuturist, afro surrealism and magical-realist aesthetics, the experimental short films in Black Radical Imagination highlight new stories from within the African diaspora. Fugitive Trajectories is the latest edition in the series, and this program meditates on the various ways Black people attend to their lives, despite traumatic histories—both personal and collective—and a troubling present. In addition to films curated by Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae, live performances by Pittsburgh luminaries share the stage to invoke powerful expressions of grief, kinship and the dynamism of Blackness and Black culture.

Co-founded by Erin Christovale and Amir George, Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delves into the worlds of new media, video art and experimental narrative.



Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.