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.
Baltimore Choral Arts presents Off-the-Grid: Music for the Moment, premiering on WMAR-2 Television.
The second Off-the-Grid concert will focus on works written to highlight specific causes and aid protests fighting against social injustices. In juxtaposition with the somber and reflective music of liberation, the concert will conclude with an international virtual chorus heralding victory with Handel’s Anthem for the Foundling Hospital, featuring the Hallelujah Chorus. This concert rounds off the two-part experience of timely repertoire that reflects our current era.
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!
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