Friday, June 24, 2022
5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2022-06-24 17:30:00 2022-06-24 19:00:00 Triggered Life 06/24/2022 5:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by John Oluwole Adekoje (USA, 2022, 49 min.)

Triggered Life is a multisensory, multimedia, post-traumatic story. How exactly does sexual trauma cast a shadow over the wholeness of Black male selfhood? When the shared cultural values of Black and brown communities demand that men suppress their vulnerabilities and meet with their psychology alone. Triggered Life follows a day in the life of two such men, Ishmael and Keith. As these men relive their stories of abusive childhoods, they embark on a journey to define their own manhood and identify. Ishmael and Keith are played by Keith Mascoll SAG-AFTRA, AEA.

Preceded by a Short Film:

Johnny Crow

Directed by Xstine Cook and Jesse Gouchey (Canada, 2021, 7 min.)

A poetic and transformative journey of a young man’s physical, mental, and spiritual struggle to return to his son through the criminal justice system and the layers of colonization it represents. Over seven years and across numerous locations in Alberta and BC, Canada, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey spray-painted large outdoor murals, which were strung together to create a frame-by-frame animation. Today's resistance seeks to expose and correct treaty trickery—the dishonorable paper wars that are won and lost with the flick of a stock market digit.

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If you wish to see multiple films in the Roxbury International Film Festival lineup, purchase a festival pass!

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In-Person Pass

$165; available through June 25, 5 pm

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$50; available through June 30, 11:59 pm

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Past Dates and Times

Friday, June 24, 2022

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