Thursday, December 5, 2019
12 pm - 1:30 pm
This is a first come, first seated event. Please plan to arrive early to secure your seat. Doors open at 11:45 am.
Full Frame Theater at the Power Plant Gallery
American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701
Film screening with Lonnie Holley: THE MAN IS THE MUSIC, directed by Maris Curran, and I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, directed by Lonnie Holley and Cyrus Moussavi. The screenings will be followed by Q&A with Lonnie Holley and Matt Arnett, producer and screenwriter for I Snuck Off the Slave Ship. THE MAN IS THE MUSIC draws us into Atlanta-based artist and musician Lonnie Holley’s imaginative and captivating world. In I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, Lonnie Holley, a “self-taught African American artist” and dimensional traveler, attempts to sneak off the slave ship America. This screening is in collaboration with Duke Performances as part of Music Maker 25, a weeklong music series and exhibition in downtown Durham celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. A light lunch will be served after the screening.
About the Event Series
Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is presented by the Power Plant Gallery in collaboration with Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. In this iteration, guest curator Randall Kenan, author and NC native, organizes the many framed photographs of the exhibition around the twin themes of Flux, on display at the Power Plant Gallery, and Home, on display at the Gregg Museum. The full program of events includes slow tours, film screenings, “Sit + Chat” sessions, and FSP@PPG panel discussions that engage with the issues in and around the works of art and explore the topics, places, and styles of Southbound. Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina, and curated by Mark Long and Mark Sloan. Visit the exhibit online at southboundproject.org.