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1968 < 2018 > 2068

8m Video Art 2018

Drawing on literary excerpts from the book “Black Quantum Futurism: Theory and Practice,” 1968 < 2018 > 2068 is a musing on cyclical and linear time theory, experienced violence, and the spectre of unremembered memories and trauma.

Keisha Rae Witherspoon is a Miami-born filmmaker whose work elevates unseen, unheralded black life and concern for the natural environment. Her most recent short film “T”, a doc-style narrative set in Miami, screened at Sundance Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival and Berlinale, where it won the 2020 Golden Bear for best short film. Her works are currently streaming on The Criterion Channel. Keisha is a 2022 USA Fellow, a Sundance Institute fellow, and was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2020. She is co-founder and former creative director of Third Horizon Film Festival. Keisha is currently working on her feature-length directorial debut.


Español
Un pequeño supermercado en algún lugar de los bosques de Florida. El personal llega temprano, toma café y reabastece las estanterías. Conversan sobre el aire acondicionado, quisieran leer poesía en paz y a veces incluso tienen suerte en la máquina tragamonedas.


Bio del Artista: Kevin Contento es un cineasta colombiano-estadounidense nacido en Plantation, Florida, en 1990. Su ópera prima, The Conference of the Birds (La conferencia de los pájaros) se estrenó en París y ganó el premio Narrative Features Jury Award de Nueva Orleans en 2021. From Fish to Moon su último cortometraje, tuvo su estreno internacional en la Competencia de Cortometrajes de la Berlinale en el 73º Festival Internacional de Cine de Berlín.


Kreyol
Enspire de ekstrè teyorik nan liv “Black Quantum Futurism: Theory and Practice,” 1968 < 2018 > 2068 se yon refleksyon sou teyori tan lineyè, eksperyans vyolans, pèt memwa ak chòk.

Biyografi Atis: Keisha Rae Witherspoon se yon reyalizatè ki fèt nan Miami. Fim li yo selebre lavi inapèsi moun nwa ak enkyetid pou anviwònman natirèl la. Fim kout pi resan li a, “T”, yon naratif ki fèt nan stil dokimantè nan Miami, jwe nan Sundance Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival ak Berlinale, kote li te genyen prim Golden Bear 2020 pou pi bon fim kout. Travay li yo kounye a ap difize sou The Criterion Channel.

Keisha resevwa prim 2022 USA Fellow, ak prim Sundance Institute fellow, e li te youn nan “25 Nouvo Figi moun nan Fim Endepandan yo” nan Magazin Filmmaker an 2020. Li se ko-fondatè ak ansyen direktè kreyatif Third Horizon Film Festival. Kounye a, Keisha ap travay pou li reyalize premye fim long li.

Cast

Spiro Agnew (archival footage) , James Baldwin (archival footage) , Aretha Franklin (archival footage)

Motion Graphics

Rodell Warner

Language

English

Closed Captions [CC]

English, Español (Latinoamérica)

Country

United States

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