Baruch College Mishkin Gallery Presents Carnival on Film: Procession as Politics
February 1, 2023
Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery, the Department of Black and Latino Studies, and Initiative for the Study of Latin America (ISLA) will be presenting Carnival on Film: Procession as Politics — a film program taking place this coming 2023 Carnival season.
From February 6-24, the Mishkin Gallery will be transformed into a cinema hosting weekly screenings, conversations and convenings featuring Caribbean, Latin American, and diasporic communities and their political engagements with Carnival. Masquerade, the processional, race, gender and class are all taken up as starting points within these films, but when seen together, they provide a nuanced and complex geography of how Carnival has played a central role in the protagonists’ world.
While films will be on view throughout the day—one evening per week—Baruch will host invited filmmakers and scholars from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences to discuss the films in more depth.
William Sabourin O’Reilly’s Lázaro and the Shark: Cuba Under the Surface (2022, Cuba)
Tuesday, Feb 7, 6 p.m.
Filmmaker William Sabourin O’Reilly and Professor Ted Henken in conversation
In partnership with Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York
Rhea Storr’s Here is the Imagination of the Black Radical (2020, Bahamas/London)
Wednesday, Feb 15, 6 p.m.
Filmmaker Rhea Storr and Professor Keisha Allan in conversation via Zoom
Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (1959, Brazil)
Thursday, Feb 23, 6 p.m.
Introduction to the film by Professor Tshombe Miles
* Refreshments will be served. All events are free and open to the public.
The Mishkin Gallery and the Department of Black and Latino Studies are housed in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
About Mishkin Gallery
The Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) presents exhibitions and public programs dedicated to education and advancing the understanding of modern and contemporary art, interdisciplinary cultural activity, and innovative artistic practice from around the world. Extending Baruch beyond its campus, the Mishkin Gallery promotes projects by artists and intellectuals who demonstrate how and why creative practice is a crucial force in nurturing diversity, tolerance and shaping culture. www.mishkingallery.baruch.cuny.edu
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