Vintage - Families of Value Screening + Discussion

Event time: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:00pm
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Event description: 
In Person and Virtual FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION with Professors Thomas Allen Harris, Marta Figlerowicz and Roderick Ferguson
“A provocative tableau of modern Black families negotiating sexuality and identity.” - Cameron Bailey, Director, Toronto International Film Festival
VINTAGE: Families of Value is a refreshing experiment in community storytelling that serves as an up-close-and-personal celebration of queer Black intimacy. Three pairs of queer Black siblings – including Director Thomas Allen Harris and his brother, artist Lyle Ashton Harris – each document their families from separate angles. The result is a compassionate yet candid family video album, interwoven with tender and difficult conversations on parent-child relationships, gender identity and coping with HIV and the AIDS pandemic.

The film is open to the Yale community. If you are unable to make the in-person event, you can stream the film using the link provided and join the Zoom conference for the post-screening discussion and Q&A! VINTAGE Screening

Thomas Allen Harris is senior lecturer in African American Studies and Film and Media Studies, an award winning filmmaker, and president of the Family Pictures Institute for Inclusive Storytelling. This is the first in a series of screenings in conjunction with his course “Family Narratives/Cultural Shifts” (AFAM 216/FLM 433).

Marta Figlerowicz is associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale University, where she is also affiliated with Film and Media Studies. The author of two books, Flat Protagonists and Spaces of Feeling, she is at work on a project on the phenomenology of digital media.

Roderick Ferguson is professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Studies and is the author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. He is currently working on two monographs —The Arts of Black Studies and The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora.

Sponsored by African American Studies, Film and Media Studies, CCAM and Whitney Humanities Center