PAMM Launches Artist Curated Film Series

July 29, 2013 | by LIANA LOZADA | Pursuits

A still from 1960s African film "Black Girl"A A still from Black Girl, directed by Ousmane Sembène (1966)

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is presenting a monthly summer film series to help connect audiences with the works of artists who will debut new projects at its December opening. After kicking things off in July with Europe Will Be Stunned, a critically acclaimed video trilogy by Yael Bartana, PAMM is debuting two more films, Black Girl and Afrique sur Seine, on Thursday, August 1 at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

Both African and made in the 1950s and '60s, with powerful depictions of colonized immigrants, the films were selected by Bouchra Khalili, a Berlin-based artist whose work explores multicultural themes. Black Girl, by noted African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, follows a Senegalese servant as she envisions a better life, while Afrique sur Seine centers on African students living in Paris as they face unprecedented generational challenges. Both films are in French with English subtitles.

Khalili will be present Thursday evening to introduce her selections and explain how they correlate to the pieces she'll later show at PAMM. Screenings begin at 6 p.m., with general admission tickets priced at $10. 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

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