October 18, October 19
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Women anchor a warm, textured dreamland where the sounds of prayer, song, stories, negotiations, and myths foreground a celebration of identity and heritage. This much-lauded film has been making the festival rounds from True/False to New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern Art. It’s no surprise for director Khalik Allah, a rising star and key collaborator on Beyoncé’s Lemonade. His personal touch invades the frame in the occasional puff of smoke or greeting to a family member or friend. In this impressionistic portrait of Jamaica, Allah revels in both the opposing and harmonious elements of the country—the sacred and profane, birth and death, fertility and decay, to guide us through a vision of revitalization. -KM
Community Partner: Shotgun Cinema
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Preceded by the short film “Fucked Like a Star” (7 min).