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Frames of Representation: Preview Screening Black Mother + Q&A with Khalik Allah

Frames of Representation: Black Mother + Q&A with Khalik Allah

20 Apr 2018

Khalik Allah's Black Mother is an aesthetic experience that's at once raw, exalted, and singular. - Slant Magazine

This screening is the UK special preview

Join us for a Q&A with director Khalik Allah following the screening, hosted by FoR18 festival curator Nico Marzano

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FoR18

To learn more about Frames of Representation (FoR) 2018, please download the FoR booklet here [PDF]

Lyrical and haunting, Black Mother is a film-poem to Jamaica, conjuring up the island in a polyphony of voices, textures and tales. Moving between the voices of different characters, from the prayers of priests to the testimonies of sex workers, the film captures the plurality and idiosyncrasy of its overlapping worlds.

With a photographer’s eye for detail, director Khalik Allah interweaves varied stories into a complex tapestry of encounters which border on the sublime. Probing the line between imagination and history, the film imagines the island landscape as a creative force, a space not only shaped by its complex past but also continuously evolving through new webs of relation.

Black Mother, dir. Khalik Allah, USA/Jamaica 2018, 75 mins

Meet the director after the Q&A at the #FoR18 Opening Party in the ICA Nash and Brandon Rooms: free to attend for Black Mother ticket holders

FoR18 Trailer Final

Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Cinema 2018 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)

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