Afrofuturism: Curated

Saturday, November 11, 2023 @ 11:00am
Little Rock Cultural Center
Presented by CineOdyssey Film Festival
Presented by the CineOdyssey Film Festival

Welcome to "Afrofuturism: Curated", an avant-garde exploration into the universe of Black speculative fiction, science, technology, art, and music. This one-day event at the iconic Little Rock Cultural Center of Charlotte seeks to converge the lines between past, present, and future through an Afrocentric lens.

Rediscover the roots, imagine the possibilities, and embark on a journey into the vast expanses of Afrofuturistic thought at "Afrofuturism: Curated". Join us for a day of celebration, reflection, and projection. Your future awaits.

SATURDAY, NOV 11, 2023 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Little Rock Cultural Center 401 N. Myers St Charlotte, NC 28202

Tix: $16.19 (Adults) $6.19 (Kids under 12)~ GET IT?

Key Highlights of “Afrofuturism: Curated”

Pop Up Art Gallery: Featuring paintings, cartoon drawings, and visual artists that reimagine the specter of time and space

The Art Of Easing: Vinyl record set deejayed by Cairo Black

Spoken Word performance by poet Jah Smalls

Hip Hop performance by Mason Parker

Excerpts from “Unpacking: Being A Black Woman In America, An Afro Futuristic Memoir Play” by Breana Venable

Food truck featuring traditional and futuristic cuisine, showcasing our rich culinary heritage

Film Screenings: Curated selections that transport audiences to imaginative worlds, challenge conventional narratives, and highlight the impact ofAfroFuturism on cinema and storytelling.

Paperback Hero Saga: Episode Petey Pablo (Mason Parker)

Mason shares a world brimming with hidden potential, where the choice between good and evil lies within each of us. The story revolves around Mason Myers, an unsuspecting bookkeeper, whose life takes an unexpected turn after his father's demise.

Jordan (dir Ebony Blanding)

When a tween mermaid enthusiast discovers an ailing water creature, she uses a magical wish to change the fate of their existence...and her own.

Nu Beings ( dir Roy Hatcher)

Space and time collide, and communal ties are tested, in this animated, afrofuturistic tale of heroes and villains.

We Were Meant To (dir Tari Wariebi)

In a world where black men have wings and their first flight is a rites of passage, Akil must defy societal barriers to discover his perfect launch into manhood.

Everybody Don't Electric Slide (dir Rodney Stringfellow)

At a large family gathering after a funeral, an older woman confronts an awkward young man she doesn't recognize. In order to reveal his identity, she forces him to use a haunted typewriter that will only type the truth.

Danger Word (dir Luchina Fisher)

A 13-year-old girl and her grandfather try to survive a zombie plague at his wooded cabin, as her birthday celebration goes awry.

The Space Race (dirs Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Lisa Cortés)

An emotive and educational exploration of the experiences of the first Black astronauts. It weaves together archival footage of U.S. space expeditions, Afrofuturist cultural milestones, and stories told by these pioneers, into an enlightening dialogue about the expectations placed on trailblazers.

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Charlotte, NC 28202

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