2017 Flatlands Dance Film Festival

September 1

Bronx Gothic

Bronx Gothic is a portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic.

The New York Times called it "a mesmerizing and sometimes harrowing solo piece," inspired by the performer's Bronx childhood in the early 1980s: "Okpokwasili unveils, via crumpled pages of classroom notes, singing, movement and direct address, her semi-autobiographical tale of the Gordian knot between two 11-year-old girls . . . [laying] bare the love, trust, rivalry and rage between girls as they sexually awaken."

*Adult Content

Bronx Gothic is co-sponsored by Krannert Art Museum, the Department of African American Studies, Jerry Carden, and Tim Temple.

September 2

Short Films Program

Adjudicators: Fran Ansel, Scott Dossett, Michael Lambert

Exquisite Corps (USA), The Glasshouse (England), From Dirt (Curacao), COLD (Germany), Send Me a Bigger Butter (Germany), Contiguity (Finland), MAGO (Republic of Korea), Aquarius (Russian Federation), Shaping Scars (United Kingdom), Stopgap in Stop Motion (United Kingdom), Platform 13 (Belgium/Netherlands)