Shorts: Art Matters

Saturday, June 22, 2024
11:30 am–1:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-06-22 11:30:00 2024-06-22 13:30:00 Shorts: Art Matters 06/22/2024 11:30am Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Short Film Program

Art21: Linda Goode Bryant

Directed by Chiemi Karasawa (USA, 2023, 14 min.).

Artist Linda Goode Bryant builds communities and institutions, most notably the gallery Just Above Midtown (JAM), which she started in New York City in the 1970s. This short documentary follows Goode Bryant as she prepares for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art marking the 40th anniversary of JAM’s opening, and looks back at how she brought artists from across the city and the country together to make a space for experimentation in Black and contemporary art.

Art21: Hank Willis Thomas

Directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall (USA, 2023, 14 min.).

As a child, artist Hank Willis Thomas was told he stared too much and asked too many questions. Today, these very attributes shape his artistic practice, which pivots on the theme of perspective. This short film follows Thomas as he works on The Embrace (2023), a public memorial to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King installed on Boston Common, and traces how he draws from his background in photography to augment his work with other media.

The Frame Buffet

Directed by Nikolai Alexander (USA, 2023, 10 min.).

A dive into the world of Roxbury-based artist Nygel Jones, who fuses woodworking and painting to construct art in ways that extend beyond known existing geometric shapes. The documentary follows Jones as he prepares for his first-ever solo exhibition at Roxbury’s Hibernian Hall. Jones take viewers through his intimate journey, revealing the inspiration and skill behind his creative process.

The Cinema of Marie-Josephe

Directed by Jill Servant (France, 2023, 52 min.) French with English subtitles.

Learn the story of Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, the first Black editor in French cinema—and one of the greatest. She worked on unforgettable films such as The 400 Blows by François Truffaut and Sugar Cane Alley by Euzhan Palcy.

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