Smriti Keshari + Eric Schlosser’s 59-Minute Immersive Multimedia Experience, “the bomb”

An experimental film that warns of impending doom from the more than 13,000 nuclear warheads globally

the bomb—created by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser—debuted in 2016, on the final night of the Tribeca Film Festival. The audience, standing huddled, watched as electronic band The Acid performed an album-length sonic experiment over a 360-degree visual accompaniment: archival footage and apocalyptic (yet informative) animations about nuclear weapons. Then it toured other festivals—the Berlin Film Festival, Glastonbury—and eventually appeared online for at-home viewers. Now, …

Director Sam Pollard’s “Black Art: In The Absence of Light” Documentary

Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Theaster Gates, Amy Sherald and others share their thoughts

In 1976, artist, art historian and curator David Driskell opened the doors to his landmark exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The captivating, comprehensive study featured more than 200 works by 63 artists from the 19th and 20th century, but its expanse did not stop there; it toured the US and opened the eyes of …

“An American Prayer” Ponders the Achievability of the American Dream

Stories of conflict, resilience and the pursuit of happiness in the US

Film producer and creative Nusrat Durrani‘s new documentary, An American Prayer, responds directly to a question posed by Vincent Harding in a 2007 essay titled Is America Possible? “As Harding asked then, we ask now: Is America possible?” the film’s synopsis prefaces. “There are millions of untold tales of conflict, transcendence and exhilaration in our beautiful but bewildering country that are never seen on TV. These …