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26 Feb
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Feb 26, 2020 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Quiet As It’s Kept: Loud Visuals of Silence

Doors: 6:15 pm
Screening: 6:30 pm

Join us for a screening of two short films: LZ Granderson’s Black Butoh and Justice Jamal Jones’s How to Raise a Black Boy, followed by a discussion.

Black Butoh, one episode of a larger series, conceptualizes anxieties produced by intergenerational African American trauma. The segment asks if the living body can amplify silenced voices and then attempts to do so using the Japanese art form of Butoh.

How To Raise a Black Boy is an experimental docu-narrative that uses a fantastical post-world narrative combined with documentary footage to explore the broad conceptualizations of black masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and love.

This event is presented as a part of Gallatin’s 2020 Black History Month programming and  co-sponsored by the Gallatin Student Resource Fund.



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