OFF-SITE: Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Free and open to the public. Registration below.
Quilt by William Rhodes
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Join us for an ambitious program of short films and dialog – taking place simultaneously in San Francisco, in Key West, and online – to consider how art can be used to connect youth and elders, and build resilient communities.
While visiting Key West in fall 2021, San Francisco artist William Rhodes was struck by the similarities between Bahama Village and the Bayview Hunters-Point neighborhood where he leads intergenerational art workshops. Both are historically Black communities in a race against change, but both are also places where people pass on traditions, preserve culture, and inspire and cultivate youth to carry the mantle forward. Rhodes’ work will be featured at The Studios of Key West in April 2022.
Screenings include: City is Alive Bayview Murals (9 mins, Dir. Susie Smith); Southernmost (2 mins, Dir. Lindsey Shavers, Max Shavers, Sydney Shavers); Village with a Voice (4 mins, Dir. Damali Shakur Phipps); and A Concerto is a Conversation (13 mins, Dir. Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers).
After, we highlight the work of two organizations, with a conversation between Kawana Staffney Ashe from the Bahama Village Music Program and William Rhodes from the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center in San Francisco – and ask, how do we build places where generations come home?