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Film Programs
Lateral Time: John Akomfrah and Smoking Dogs Films
Testament preceded by The Last Angel of History

December 9 at 2:30
East Building Auditorium

The Last Angel of History (1995, 45 minutes) traverses the intersections between music and stories in science fiction, featuring interviews with musician George Clinton, and writers Samuel R. DeLaney and Octavia Butler, among other cultural figures. Testament (1988, 79 minutes) focuses on the Kwame Nkrumah era in Ghanaian history through the experiences of Abena, a fictional character “torn apart at the crux of public history and private memory, (who) inhabits the terrain of the ‘unknowable’ that each of BAFC’s films address as a body of work that patiently explores the slow time it takes to come to terms with post-colonial trauma” — Kobena Mercer. (Total running time 124 minutes)

image from The Last Angel of History
courtesy Smoking Dogs Fims and Lisson Gallery

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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