Black Cinema House is a project of the Rebuild Foundation, an organization founded and led by artist Theaster Gates that collaborates to extend the social engagement of Gates’s studio practice to the South Side of Chicago and beyond.
In honor of the In the Tower exhibition Theaster Gates: The Minor Arts, the National Gallery of Art has partnered with Black Cinema House for April’s Evening at the Edge.
The historic Super 8mm film documentation Splitting by Gordon Matta-Clark (1974, silent, transfer to video, 11 minutes), cited by Gates as a direct artistic influence, is followed by a program of recent short films by local Black filmmakers including Larry Cook, Amberly Alene Ellis, Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena N. Harold, and Jefferson Pinder. Total running time approximately 40 minutes.
Thu, April 13, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
National Gallery of Art
4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20565
There is no charge for admission but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show time.