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Film Screening: Nationtime, Gary

February 21, 2020 · 6:00 pm7:30 pm ·

Lewis Center for the Arts
Still image from Nationtime Gary film

As part of a day-long symposium centered on the work of American filmmaker William Greaves, the Program in Visual Arts presents a screening of Greaves’ 1972 film Nationtime, Gary.

Despite his historical and contemporary significance, under-representation has meant that few of Greaves’ films are restored and available. This screening and symposium shares Greaves’ work with a new generation and gives access to some of his films that have rarely been screened. The events, organized by Fia Backström and Martine Syms, include a keynote address, panel discussion with contemporary artists and thinkers, and an exhibition entitled “William Greaves — Sondra Perry — Martine Syms,” which includes works by Greaves and artists Martine Syms and Sondra Perry, both of whom are working in the vein of his legacy.

Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies; Department of Art and Archaeology; Program in Media + Modernity; John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series.

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