Dreams Are Colder Than Death

Film - Feature | February 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fifty years after Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, a collective of African American filmmakers, artists, and intellectuals reflect on the goals and ambitions of the civil rights movement and where things stand today. Jafa arranges the thoughts of this eloquent chorus into a profoundly moving score that also elucidates the origin of the concept of blackness and the experience of being black in the US in the twenty-first century. Elliptical portraits of the speakers are combined with landscapes, street scenes, and archival images in this urgent elegy. Featuring Kara Walker, Fred Moten, Kathleen Cleaver, and Charles Burnett, among others.

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