Thursday, September 24, 2020
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In Currents feature Her Socialist Smile and Main Slate selection MLK/FBI, veteran filmmakers John Gianvito and Sam Pollard interrogate cinematically the ways in which the intellectual and political contributions made by Helen Keller and Martin Luther King, Jr. to 20th-century progressive activism have been obscured or actively challenged across history. We’re excited to bring Pollard and Gianvito together to discuss their disparate formal, aesthetic, and discursive approaches, and the challenge of crafting art that resonates in the present moment while frankly reckoning with the untidy contours of the past. Moderated by Rachel Rosen.