Move over, Netflix! BMA Screening Room is a new video streaming service broadcasting the work of 50 video artists. Watch short films and videos created by some of your favorite Baltimore-based artists and discover the work of local visionaries like Erick Antonio Benitez, Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown, Nia Hampton, Chung-Wei Huang, Devin N. Morris, Jules Rosskam, and Abdu Ali and Karryl Eugene of as they lay. More videos will be added throughout the duration of the project.
California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.
Off-the-Grid: Inspiration in Adversity
Baltimore Choral Arts presents Off-the-Grid: Inspiration in Adversity, premiering on WMAR-2 Television.
In this two-part series focused on timely repertoire, Inspiration in Adversity will share the stories of those who created art through adversity in the face of disease and discrimination. From Palestrina’s accounts of the Black Plague to music birthed from the South African HIV epidemic, we will musically explore pandemics throughout history, ending with the uplifting and inspirational music of Dolly Parton.
This free online conversation brings together activist and founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement Tarana Burke and conceptual artist and political activist Nadya Tolokonnikova on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and on bmatomorrows.org. The event begins with a performance by the interdisciplinary artist and musician JOJO ABOT.
Bring a lawn chair and join us in the parking lot across the street from The Charles for socially distanced outdoor movies this month!
OCTOBER 10 | GREMLINS (1984)
OCTOBER 17 | A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
OCTOBER 24 | BEETLEJUICE (1988)
OCTOBER 31 | EVIL DEAD II (1987)
PARKING LOT OPENS at 6:30pm
FEATURE SHOWTIME begins at 7:15pm every Saturday evening.
Now on ZOOM! Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers! Send your short films via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Aaron Barlow ([email protected]) to be added to the lineup.
THANK YOU to our generous sponsors Baltimore Filmmakers Collective and CHARM City Filmmakers for helping to make these sessions possible!
Zoom is FREE to download.