The Minnesota premiere film screening of The Nine Muses will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Obsidian Arts in the Pillsbury House, 3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
The Nine Muses is an independent film by British/Ghanaian director John Akomfrah. Part documentary, part personal essay, this experimental film combines archive imagery with the striking wintry landscapes of Alaska to tell the story of immigrant experience coming into the UK from 1960 onwards.
Filmmaker John Akomfrah has produced an impressive body of work in both documentary and feature-film formats. As an artist, he has been particularly interested in exploring racial tensions in the United Kingdom, and his works have also delved into the lives of such historic American figures as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Akomfrah has been a leading proponent of digital filmmaking, which is considered a revolutionary development for film artists such as himself, since the format eliminates the need for costly equipment and post-production processes which traditionally require studio financing.
More than a movie this film is an experience. It takes you on a subconscious journey of personal change. Whilst it is focused on migration it can be paralleled to any personal experience or journey.
Be warned you have to be in the right mood and space. Do not rationalize the content, do not consciously watch the film, just let the pictures, poems and music enter you subconscious. It is like a wave-upon-wave and layer on layer of inspirations.
Tickets are $5. Please RSVP to 612-787-3644 or [email protected].