Where the Pavement Ends. 2018. USA. Directed by Jane Gillooly. 85 min.
In 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, was put on the national map when Michael Brown was shot by a police officer and subsequent protests erupted there. Yet prior to this incident the story of Ferguson, a formerly whites-only “sundown town,” and the neighboring black town of Kinloch, now semi-abandoned, was not well known. Incorporating reflections of residents from Ferguson and Kinloch, director Gillooly (who grew up in Ferguson) presents a collage-like blending of images, audio, and archival material, depicting a micro-history of race relations in America. The film makes clear that supposedly antiquated attitudes and institutional policies that reflected America’s deeply embedded racism remain very much with us today.
Sunday, February 24,7:00 p.m.Discussion with the filmmakersThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Friday, February 22,4:30 p.m.Discussion with the filmmakersThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1