Wednesday, February 4, 2009
SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP FEBRUARY SAFE HOUSE SCREENING
REBIRTH OF A NATION
Experimental - 94min
Director-Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky
Date: Sunday, February 8
Location: Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2003
In honor of Black History Month, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival and the Seattle Art Museum are partners in presenting a special free screening of the film Rebirth of a Nation by Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid).
The film is a 'remix' of D.W. Griffith's 1915 "Birth of a Nation" that was highly controversial due to its graphic portrayal of racism in the post-Civil War south. Miller's remix deconstructs one of the most influential and inflammatory movies ever made, while drawing striking parallels to present socio-political conflicts in America. The film includes Paul's original score, performed by Kronos Quartet.
Community post-screening discussion facilitated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Seattle Art Museum Kayla Skinner Deputy Director of Education + Public Programs/Adjunct Curator