Brentwood Arts Exchange Hosts Afrofuturism on film Thursdays

By East City Art Editorial Team on February 13, 2017


Photo courtesy of Brentwood Arts Exchange.
Photo courtesy of Brentwood Arts Exchange.

The Last Angel of History
Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 pm
Directed by John Akomfrah. United Kingdom. 1996. (45 min)
The second film in this series is The Last Angel of History. This cinematic essay posits science fiction (with tropes such as alien abduction, estrangement, and genetic engineering) as a metaphor for the Pan-African experience of forced displacement, cultural alienation, and otherness.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm
United States. Directed by Terrance Nance. USA. 2013. (89 min)
Executive producers Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, and Wyatt Cenac present Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature. With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, the film documents the relationship between Terence (Nance) and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is the main gallery at the Gateway Arts Center located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD. For more information call 301-277-2386 or visit