Short Attention Span Cinema

Short Attention Span Cinema: BLKNWS

Friday, January 24 - Thursday, February 6, 2020

Kahlil Joseph’s mesmerizing news-creation machine is a soulful and rousing intervention into the “news-industrial complex” that is presently manifesting an epidemic in our society: news addiction powered by corporate digital platforms on networked devices. BLKNWS combines appropriated news and social media with originally produced anchored segments to create a continuously updated broadcast that is as much a news service as it is a portal to an elevated state of awareness.– Sundance Film Festival

Shown in conjunction with their presentation at the Sundance Film Festival, two newsreels from the BLKNWS project will screen at IFC Center for one week each, before the theater’s regular screenings, January 24-30 and January 31-February 6.

BLKNWS newsreels will also be presented at 11 other art-house cinemas around the country:
Belcourt Theatre—Nashville, Tennessee
Cinema Detroit—Detroit, Michigan
The Loft Cinema—Tucson, Arizona
Michigan Theater—Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston—Houston, Texas
Nitehawk Cinema—Brooklyn, New York
Northwest Film Forum—Seattle, Washington
O Cinema—Miami, Florida
Parkway Theatre—Baltimore, Maryland
The State Theatre—Ann Arbor, Michigan
Texas Theatre—Dallas, Texas