<i>I Was Born, But...</i> 2004. USA. Directed by Roddy Bogawa
  • I Was Born, But…

    2004. USA. Roddy Bogawa. 90 min.

  • Keys to Our Heart

    2008. USA. Kalup Linzy. 24 min.

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • I Was Born, But…

    2004. USA. Written and directed by Roddy Bogawa. The death of Joey Ramone sparks a remembrance of youthful nights passed (and passed out) in punk clubs during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Traveling from New York to Los Angeles to Hawaii and back again, Bogawa captures a seemingly unrecoverable moment in the history of rock, and in his own history as an artist and an Asian American. Pleasant dreams or a road to ruin, I Was Born, But… features live footage of the Korean alternative rock band Seam, material from the last U.S. tour of Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, an original score by Chris Brokaw (of Come and Codeine), and Bogawa’s own still photographs of X, Killing Joke, Stiv Bators, The Minutemen, and other legendary bands, taken some thirty years prior. 90 min.

  • Keys to Our Heart

    2008. USA. Written and directed by Kalup Linzy. A smart, funny, and clever video and performance artist who also happens to look fabulous in spandex, Linzy stars in drag—and overdubs all the characters’ voices—in this lovingly kitschy, bitchy homage to African American “Chitlin’ Circuit” melodramas, daytime television soap operas, vaudeville, and the blues. 24 min.

In the Film exhibition Creative Capital

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