Screening: Andrew Rossi and Okwui Okpokwasili, Bronx Gothic

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$10 / $8 MCA Members / $5 Students

With her arms raised, the muscles in her back flexed and straining, her mouth agape, a dark-skinned woman stands looking up at a translucent grey curtain.
Okwui Okpokwasili in Andrew Rossi’s Bronx Gothic. Courtesy of Grasshopper Film.

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Join us for a screening of Bronx Gothic, Andrew Rossi’s electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed solo show of the same title. The film gives insight into Okpokwasili’s creative process and the complex social issues it embodies. Rooted in her childhood memories, she creates a mesmerizing space in which audiences engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s.

After the screening, join Chicago artists Brendan Fernandes, Darrell Jones, and Amina Ross in a conversation about race and the process of making live performance.

Admission to Bronx Gothic is free with purchase of a ticket to Okwui Okpokwasili Poor People’s TV Room, which appears on the MCA Stage April 12–15, 2018.

Funding

Copresented by the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago