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About Go-Rilla Means War

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Not rated
Year Released:
2017
Format:
HD
Run time:
20 min
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Once Haunted is a multi-venue series examining the idea of haunting, both as a multifaceted trope of desire, physical ruins, loss, and social change, as well as a citation from specific genres of horror and surrealism. Using 35mm film salvaged from a now-demolished Black civil rights theater in Brooklyn, Crystal Z Campbell’s Go-Rilla Means War is a filmic relic of gentrification—a parable weaving intersections of development, cultural preservation, and erasure.

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About A Quality of Light

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Year Released:
2018
Format:
HD
Run time:
8 min
Metadata:

A Quality of Light is the first part of Hunt-Ehrlich’s Black Composer Trilogy, which draws on her family’s history to shed light on untold stories of Black women artists. This film weaves together archival footage and quotes by writer and political revolutionary Aimé Césaire with scenes that foreground the effects of aging on the director’s grandmother, who was a prolific composer.

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About Spit on the Broom

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Year Released:
2019
Format:
HD
Run time:
11 min
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Inspired by Hunt-Ehrlich’s working trips with Leigh to visit with the women of the United Order of Tents, Spit on the Broom is a surreal documentary that moves between re-creations of recorded events and lyrical evocations of latent aspects of African American women’s history. At the heart of the film are encounters with the women of the United Order of Tents, who express the group’s core value of self-determination for its members and constituents.

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