Cinema Lumière and FOMU are joining forces for a film program about Masculinities. We invite guest curators to put together a program. Recognition chooses 'The Last Black Man in San Fancisco' by Joe Talbot. The movie will be followed by an after talk with Isaiah Lopaz & Eric Cyuzuzo, moderated by Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva.
17u00: Screening The Last Black Man in San Francisco
19u00: After talk with Isaiah Lopaz & Eric Cyuzuzo, moderated byr Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva.
This movie was curated by Recognition
Recognition is a Brussels based community film screening programme that aims to highlight and celebrate the multitude of stories from Africa and its diaspora. It is an effort to identify, remember and acknowledge the work that has for so long been marginalized and left on the sidelines from mainstream media. Film screenings take place every month at various cinemas and cultural institutions in Brussels, Rotterdam and elsewhere. The program focuses on films by and about people of African descent.
Founded and curated by Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva.
MOVIE:THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.
A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them.
Directed by Joe Talbot
Duration: 121 min.
The movie and talk will be held at Cinema Lumière Antwerp, located in FOMU. Entrance at Lakenstraat 14, 2000 Antwerpen
AFTER TALK:Eric Cyuzuzo, Isaiah Lopaz & Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva
Eric Cyuzuzo is a sociocultural worker involved in various Brussels-based platforms that seek to foreground the stories of Black People at their intersecting identities. He is part of the leading team of the Brussels chapter of Black History Month Belgium and co-founder of Rainbow Nation Brussels
Isaiah Lopaz is a transdiscplinary artist who works with photography, text, collage, and performance. Maintaining a socially engaged practice is essential to Lopaz who curates public conversations, facilitates workshops, writes about art and culture, lectures, and is a frequent media commentator. Themes and subjects central to his work include gender, race, sexuality, class, citizenship, Hoodoo, African and Afro-Diasporic histories and cultures. Born into a working class family in occupied Tongva territory, Lopaz is an African American of Geechee and Indigenous heritage. He identifies as queer and is a local of Los Angeles, Brussels and Berlin.
Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva
Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva is a curator, photographer and film enthusiast. Lyse is currently based in Belgium where she founded and curates Recognition. In her work for this project, Lyse curates a film program that takes place at art and cultural spaces in Brussels, often premiering films in Brussels before they've landed in major theaters. Lyse currently works at IFFR as a programmer for the Sub Saharan African region and is part of the Mid-Length selection committee. Previously, she was a film consultant for the Berlinale Forum.