Date: September 27, 2015
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
Akosua Adoma Owusu in person!
Los Angeles Filmforum welcomes Akosua Adoma Owusu, a filmmaker with Ghanaian parentage whose films have screened worldwide. Her investigation of African and African-American experiences, particular but not exclusively of what has traditionally been assigned to the domestic sphere and then ignored, consistently engage with their artistry, humor, and beauty. Her work ranges with its varied use of direct animation, found footage, and staged scenes to examine the construction of historical memory and cultural identity. For this program, she has selected several additional films -- by Len Lye, Ken Jacobs, Kevin Jerome Everson, and Ayoka Chenzira -- that inform or influence her artistic approaches. - Adam Hyman