From director Andrew Rossi (director of Page One: Inside the New York Times and The First Monday in May) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, “Bronx Gothic.” Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui -- who's worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor -- fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in South Bronx in the 1980s. With intimate vérité access to Okwui and her audiences off the stage, Bronx Gothic (91 min, 2017) allows for unparalleled insight into her creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it.
Conversation to follow, speakers to be announced.
Includes Museum admission and complimentary beer courtesy of Harlem Blue.
This event is part of the second season of our nonfiction film series, Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York's Documentaries, co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, which zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” To view all of the programs in the second season of the series, click here.
$15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students, and educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center Members
Includes Museum admission.
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