Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, a major solo exhibition at the Portland Art Museum on view October 12-January 12, artist Hank Willis Thomas has selected a wide-ranging series of films that grapple with mass media, race, and representation in the contemporary United States. “These films impacted my life and whole understanding of the power of art to shape our notions of the truth and therefore reality.”—Hank Willis Thomas.
Screenings November 2019-January 2020 include: A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (1995, Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson), The Corporation (2003, Mark Achbar), Koyaanisqatsi (1982, Godfrey Reggio), Life and Debt (2001, Stephanie Black), Malcolm X: Make it Plain (1988, Orlando Bagwell), American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013, Grace Lee), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry), and An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012, Terence Nance).
Directed by John Carpenter
John Carpenter—absolutely a master filmmaker by 1988, with such key films as Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York, …