Look through the lens of groundbreaking filmmaker John Singleton. On view is a dynamic collection of stories featuring the black and brown experience in urban America. Honest onscreen portrayals told with precise dramatic and comedic technique. For our inaugural retrospective, ARRAY proudly presents a panorama celebration of pioneer John Singleton by showcasing eight quintessential films that feed cinema history and stick to our cultural ribs.
THE BROAD @ ARRAY PRESENTS: SHIRIN NESHAT + GARRETT BRADLEY IN CONVERSATION
The Broad @ ARRAY, an ongoing film and dialogue series curated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay and ARRAY, brings together Iranian born artist Shirin Neshat with New Orleans based filmmaker Garrett Bradley for screenings of their respective films, Land of Dreams and America. The artists will discuss themes of movements and migration across time and land, which are explored in their work.
Land of Dreams
Director: Shirin Neshat
Deeply rooted in personal experience, Land of Dreams is a rumination on cultural identity told through the viewpoint of a female photographer from Iran, traveling across the western U.S.
Director: Garrett Bradley
A cinematic omnibus rooted in New Orleans, challenging the idea of black cinema as a “wave” or “movement in time,” proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement. Los Angeles Premiere.
Bypassing media headlines and misrepresentations, this duo of phenomenal short form work delves into the personal narratives of two young women who have been overlooked by mass society but cannot be forgotten. Filmmakers Garrett Bradley and Sophia Nahli Allison will be together in conversation to discuss the power of reclaiming narratives through non-fiction film
Come draw with us! Ryman Arts students will be leading free drawing activities in beautiful Grand Park for the 10th annual Make Your Mark in the Park, taking place right in front of the Los Angeles City Hall at Grand Park on Blocks 1 and 2. This free fun-filled, public drawing celebration brings together families, seniors, and art lovers including professional and amateur artists, to participate in an array of hands-on, collaborative drawing activities of every level. We will celebrate the act of drawing by welcoming thousands of Angelenos to draw together, plus music, food trucks, and more! This event is free and open to the public! All skill levels welcome.
The October 6 CicLAvia – Heart of LA route will go right by Make Your Mark in the Park, so make it an extra-fun day by riding your bike over!
Make Your Mark in the Park is the flagship event of The Big Draw LA. This month-long festival symbolizes a deeper, citywide movement to encourage visual literacy and community interaction throughout the City of Los Angeles. These events demonstrate the power of art and arts engagement to inspire creativity, build community bonds, and improve the vitality of urban neighborhoods. Visit thebigdrawla.org for more info.
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