Filmmaker Christopher Harris and BFC/A Director Terri Francis: an ongoing conversation

Filmmaker and friend of the BFC/A Christopher Harris has been featured in several recent publications as his experimental work continues to make waves around the world. Harris visited Bloomington in 2016 for a screening of his films at The Bishop presented by the BFC/A and Spirit of '68 Promotions. The program was part of our … Continue reading Filmmaker Christopher Harris and BFC/A Director Terri Francis: an ongoing conversation

Rewind to Spring 2019: Black Sun/White Moon Film and Conversation Series

This series featured cult favorite Space is the Place (1974) and a brand new documentary on the role of Jamaican bauxite in the American space race. This past February and March the BFC/A and the IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program, with the support of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, showcased Black Sun/White Moon: … Continue reading Rewind to Spring 2019: Black Sun/White Moon Film and Conversation Series

ONCE HAUNTED: FILMS AND CONVERSATION, SEPT 14, 2019 at 7PM IU Cinema #DIRECTEDBYWOMEN

Once Haunted is a two-part series examining the idea of haunting, both as a multifaceted trope of desire, physical ruins, loss, fear and social change, as well as a citation from specific genres of horror and surrealism.  Conversation will follow the screening. Curated by Sarah Lasley formerly of Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design … Continue reading ONCE HAUNTED: FILMS AND CONVERSATION, SEPT 14, 2019 at 7PM IU Cinema #DIRECTEDBYWOMEN

Fall 2019 with the BFC/A is All About: Art, Scholarship, New and Renewed Films, Celebrating Filmmakers

Experiencing Contemporary Art Rough and Unequal: A Film by Kevin Jerome Everson || Grunwald Gallery || Now showing Noon-4PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays || Visit. CLICK GOLD HIGHLIGHTED WORDS FOR MORE INFORMATION 🙂 The 16mm films in the Rough & Unequal installation capture the waxing and waning of the moon. Engaging Guest Scholars Paulin Vieyra Workshop … Continue reading Fall 2019 with the BFC/A is All About: Art, Scholarship, New and Renewed Films, Celebrating Filmmakers

“Rough and Unequal” 16mm Film(s) Installation by Kevin Jerome Everson

Two-screen 16mm film installation by Kevin Jerome Everson documents the waxing and waning of the moon. || On view now through October 4 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Building 123, 1201 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN || Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12 to 4PM. Kevin Everson, Rough and Unequal (still), 2017, Black and … Continue reading “Rough and Unequal” 16mm Film(s) Installation by Kevin Jerome Everson

April’s Awesomeness at the BFC/A!

Nina Lorez Collins, daughter of the late Kathleen Collins, whose masterwork Losing Ground was the great rediscovered film of 2015, will read selections from a new book of her mother’s writing, Notes from a Black Woman’s Diary. The conversation with Collins, BFC/A Director Terri Francis and Professor of English Vivian Halloran precedes a screening of Losing Ground (1982), which had … Continue reading April’s Awesomeness at the BFC/A!

See Burial of Kojo April 10, 7PM Wells 048

This ARRAY screening will take place in the IU Libraries Screening Room, Wells 048 at 7PM. Director, Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule is scheduled to be present for a post screening discussion. You don't want to miss this exciting and exclusive event! FREE TIX HERE: https://libraries.indiana.edu/burial-kojo The Burial of Kojo is an official selection of the 2019 Pan … Continue reading See Burial of Kojo April 10, 7PM Wells 048

Go-Rilla Means War and Black People in Bloomington

Guest Post by Essence London, Indiana Review Editor-in-Chief. September 20, 2018 the BFC/A held a Mystery Screening in partnership with #DirectedbyWomen and IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The content of the screening was not announced beforehand. In the essay below guest contributor Essence London reflects on the event and her complex relationship to the histories … Continue reading Go-Rilla Means War and Black People in Bloomington

Moving Pictures by Amir George

During filmmaker/curator Amir George's research residency at the Black Film Center/Archive next week, he will present a short film program at The Media School, Meditation on An Archive.  The midday program takes place at the Franklin Hall screening room (304) on April 4, 11:30am-12:45pm.   MEDITATION ON AN ARCHIVE One image influences another. Meditation on … Continue reading Moving Pictures by Amir George