Excited to announce that 2018 Collaborative studio film Into My Life, created by Ivana Hucíková, Sarah Keeling, and Grace Remington, will screen at the Metrograph on December 2nd as part of the Double Exposure: Portraits and Parallels from Across the Diaspora series. Curated by Michelle Materre and the Creatively Speaking team, this series highlights work from across the African Diaspora – African American, African and Caribbean films — reaffirming Creatively Speaking’s commitment to changing the cultural narrative, one image at a time.
Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world was artfully framed by her mother’s Super-8 camera. Today, Cassandra examines and edits these films, gaining insight into the challenges her mother faced as a creative black woman and the importance of her vision. Into My Life pays a moving tribute to the work of this mother-daughter duo, the community present in their neighborhood, and the power in creative self-representation.
We’re thrilled that Into My Life will be screened alongside the other inspiring films in this program including Teza by Haile Gerima, Footprints of Pan Africanism by Shirikiana Gerima, Double Play by Ernest Dickerson, King of Stage by Juney Smith, Brown Girl Begins by Sharon Lewis, Where the Water Runs by DuBois Ashtong, Give by David De Rozas, Black 14 by Darius Clark Monroe, and Respect and Love by Angelique Webster. Join them for in-depth conversations with filmmakers and film enthusiasts following each program in this weekend series!