This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs. We start with John Akomfrah’s The Last Angel of History, which packages historic Black sci-fi as a futuristic Pan-African venture. When it swaps techno-centric experiments for cosmic philosophies get ready for a wild ride.
This month we bring together interviews and testimonies of magnetic creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk. Photos, tape-recorded testimonies, and home videos from South African church services mix with Akomfrah’s all-star cast of American musicians, charismatic space captains and Star Trek heroines to consider belief, art, truth telling, and forms of authority.
The Future Weird is a screening series exploring contemporary film from the global south – with an African bias. Our title, “the future weird”, is inspired by The State’s ongoing documentation of non-western futurisms: thestate.ae/
This time around we depart from our previous format (feature film + shorts) in order to include interviews, testimonies, and home video footage of magnetic, creative leaders who promise transcendence for their followers, and achieve intergalactic travel through prayer as well as funk.
When: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8PM & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26th @ 8PM
Where: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Peep the trailer here: http://www.spectacletheater.com/tfw-sps/
Find more information here.