Screening | The New-Ark + Right On!
In conjunction with Vincent Meessen. Blues Klair, the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery is proud to bring together two films essential to the Black Power Movement, both newly restored.
Director: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) [USA, 1968, 25 mins, num., VOA]
Commissioned by the Public Broadcasting Laboratory in the wake of nationwide rebellions during the summer of 1967, poet Amiri Baraka’s The New-Ark documents activity at the Black nationalist community center, Spirit House.
Director: Herbert Danska [USA, 1970, 78 min, DVD, VOA] with The Last Poets (Gylain Kain, Felipe Luciano and David Nelson)
Shot guerrilla-style on the streets and rooftops of Manhattan, Herbert Danska’s Right On! is a concert film featuring 28 performances by legendary spoken word group and forbearers of rap, The Last Poets.
The screenings are part of the public programs linked to the exhibition at the Gallery.
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