Film: "Afro-punk" (James Spooner, 2003, 66 min, USA, in English)
"Afro-punk" follows the lives of four people of color who have dedicated themselves to a punk-rock lifestyle. The film explores issues of loneliness, exile, interracial dating and black power, all thorny examples of the "double consciousness" required to be the only black kid at a punk show.
-- Preceded by Petite Noir, "Best," dir: Travys Owen, 4 min, 2015
About the Aural Futures Series:
Often music is the first introduction to the cultural movement Afrofuturism. Curated by Ingrid LaFleur from AFROTOPIA & Negar Mottahedeh at Duke University, Aural Futures is a film series that explores the foundational musical aesthetics of Afrofuturism, with its multiple realities, temporalities, and philosophies of technology. To complete the music ecosystem, we have curated a selection of storytellers and performers from Detroit and Durham to create an Afrofuturist evening of musical vibes and visions (Oct 26, 9pm in Duke Coffee House).
Part of "Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom", a 9-week art exhibit & accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars & Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a project called Digital Aponte. Info: aponte.dukefsp.org