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Film Screening: The Language You Cry In

Event information

April 22, 2021
7:00 PM

Location
Online
Cost:
Free; advance registration required.
Description:
Join us online for a screening of The Language You Cry In (1998), the film that inspired the title of Vanessa German’s new multisensory installation of sculpture and sound on view at The Frick Art Museum. The film presents the story of a search for meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. The film dramatically demonstrates the contribution of contemporary scholarship to restoring what narrator Vertamae Grosvenor calls the "non-history" imposed on African Americans: "This is a story of memory, how the memory of a family was pieced together through a song with legendary powers to connect those who sang it with their roots." 52 minute runtime.
Film Screening: <i>The Language You Cry In</i>
nothing can seperate you from the language you cry in, in progress January 2020.
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