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.