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Screening: Open TV


This event is virtual. You will be able to access the livestream on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm CST/8 pm EST by visiting opentelevision.live.

About the program

That's right! This year we're going completely LIVE. Tune in from the comforts of your quarantined home as intersectional web-TV platform Open Television premieres original pilots and shorts from Chicago, Detroit, Berlin, and Johannesburg. Finally, the inclusive Late Night Show you've been missing in your life: interviews with show creators, comedic skits, performances and more—all set to a FutureHood Soundtrack and live-streamed to the screen you're using right now. Get your snacks ready!

Some shows may contain adult content.

About the Curators

MCA Screenings feature works of contemporary cinema that expand traditional notions of moviegoing. This presentation is organized by Gibran Villalobos and Anthony Williams with the Performance and Public Practice team.

Screening: Open TV video still


Trailer, Open TV Tonight 2020. April 7, 2020.


  • Conspiracy Theorist
  • Written and Created by Rebba Moore

Co-Directed by Kelechi Agwuncha

Renee Hawthorne is a competitive doctoral candidate in neuropsychology when her life is unexpectedly derailed by a psychotic spell.

  • Femme Queen Chronicles

Written and Created by Ahya Simone

The story of four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, shade, and trade in the city of Detroit.

  • #BraveFutures: “The Time Is Now x Most Brave Film Awardees” {bio: (Johannesburg and Berlin)

Created and Produced by Elijah McKinnon

Brave Futures Film Race is an intersectional competition that challenges creatives, storytellers filmmakers of all levels to create an entire short film in 48 hours using one intersectional theme, one prop, and one action in metropolitan cities such as Johnanessburg, South Africa (December 2019)} and Berlin, Germany (February 2020).