Bronx Gothic

Thursday, August 31 | 5:30 & 8 pm

Directed by Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times, The First Monday in May), Bronx Gothic presents an intimate documentary portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili, as she rehearses and tours her celebrated one-woman show of the same name. Drawing on memories of her Bronx girlhood, Okpokwasili’s daring, intensely physical piece—which Hilton Als of the New Yorker calls “a tour de force on the order of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye”—blends dance, song, and drama to fashion a humorous and harrowing coming-of-age story that speaks to the universal pains and pleasures of adolescence, and the particular, embodied experience of growing up black and female in America. An electrifying work of profound political, intellectual, and emotional significance, Bronx Gothic makes an ideal companion piece to Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic now on view at OKCMOA.

Director Andrew Rossi | 2017 | In English | 91 minutes | NR | DCP

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