Nonfiction Binaries is a dual unraveling; a performative lecture and a screening of an experimental documentary work in progress, “Conundrums of the Uttermost Importance.” In Conundrums, Amir George imagines the ways in which location and environment can delimit an individual’s behavior. While he himself maneuvers public and private spaces, as a voyeur and subject, Amir’s work explores non-linear juxtapositions rooted in mysticism and black cultural aesthetics. He is the co-founder of Black Radical Imagination, a touring experimental film series and a programmer at True/False Film Fest.
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Apr 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm
With Amir George and Karen McMullen
12 min. 2018
An on-going barrage of blackness always in progress. Abrupt patterns, part of and as a whole.
Conundrums of the Uttermost Importance [excerpts]
45 min, Work In Progress
Amir George is a filmmaker and curator based in Chicago. Amir’s film are non-linear juxtapositions rooted in mysticism and black cultural aesthetics. Amir is the co-founder of Black Radical Imagination, a touring experimental film series and a programmer at True/False Film Fest.
Karen McMullen is a Brooklyn-based film festival programmer, editor and educator. She is Head of Programming for the TIDE Film Festival, Lead Curator for the New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival at BAM, and Associate Programmer for DOC NYC. She has served as a juror at Pan African and Bentonville Film Festivals and has been an industry consultant at the Tribeca Film Institute; she is a also screens for the Sundance and Nantucket. She moderates panels for the NY African Film Festival and appears on television and radio as a media expert. A graduate of Brown University, Karen is an associate professor in Long Island University’s Dept. of Media Arts. As an editor, she has credits on features, documentaries, and television. She recently worked with Black Public Media as Project Manager for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund.