Bronx Gothic at the Flatlands Dance Film Festival
September 1, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for the Flatlands Dance Film Festival are $10/general and $5/students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Bronx Gothic is a portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic.
The New York Times called it "a mesmerizing and sometimes harrowing solo piece," inspired by the performer's Bronx childhood in the early 1980s: "Okpokwasili unveils, via crumpled pages of classroom notes, singing, movement and direct address, her semi-autobiographical tale of the Gordian knot between two 11-year-old girls . . . [laying] bare the love, trust, rivalry and rage between girls as they sexually awaken."
Bronx Gothic is co-sponsored by Krannert Art Museum, the Department of African American Studies Jerry Carden, and Tim Temple.