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Circular Time: Documentary Futurisms

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Spring Film Series Circular Time: Documentary Futurisms
Thursday May 5, 2022, 6 pm-8 pm FREE
Marie Alarcón, 2021-2022 Roswell Artist-in-Residence, curated this series of genre- and time-bending films focused on the simultaneous past and future. This series will take place in the Roswell Museum’s auditorium 6:00 pm-8:00 pm for all four Thursdays in May and it features work by global filmmakers responding to the repetitious “now” with creativity and resistance.
Free Admission, courtesy of the RMAC Foundation.
THURSDAY MAY 5, 2022, 6 PM-8 PM
The first screening in the series will include five short films (descriptions below). For information on the entire film series, visit https://roswell-nm.gov/342/Events.
Sky Hopinka, “Lore,” 2019, 11 minutes, Courtesy of Video Data Bank
“Images of friends and landscapes are cut, fragmented, and reassembled on an overhead projector as hands guide their shape and construction in this film stemming from Hollis Frampton’s Nostalgia. The voice tells a story about a not too distant past, a not too distant ruin, with traces of nostalgia articulated in terms of lore; knowledge and memory passed down and shared not from wistful loss, but as a pastiche of rumination, reproduction, and creation.”
Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, “In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain,” 2016, 29 minutes, Courtesy of the Artists and FLAMIN Film London
“A Sci-fi video essay inspired by the politicised archaeology carried out in present day Israel/Palestine. Filmed entirely in gritty black and white and combining live action, CGI and archival photographs, the film explores the role of myth and fiction for fact, history and national identity.”
Nuotama Frances Bodomo, “afronauts,” 2014, 14 minutes, Courtesy of the Artist
“It’s July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Inspired by true events.”
John Akomfrah, “The Last Angel of History,” 1997, 45 minutes, Courtesy of Icarus Films
“This cinematic essay posits science fiction (with tropes such as alien abduction, estrangement, and genetic engineering) as a metaphor for the Pan-African experience of forced displacement, cultural alienation, and otherness.”
Taina Da Silva & Becca Redden, “The Ceremony,” 2018, 15 minutes, Courtesy of Cinema Politica
“150 years from now, two warrior siblings document their community, who survived climate change, and become the focus of an event that will change them forever.”


May 5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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