The black film festival will be presented at the Parrish

On Friday August 19, the Parrish Art Museum and the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center (BHCCRC) continue their partnership for the third annual Black Film Festival, at the museum. The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. when Corinne Erni, Artsreach Senior Curator and Special Projects, leads a tour of the ongoing exhibition “Another Justice: US is Them.”

A reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. a screening of “Neptune Frost,” 2021, directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, will take place. Set in the heights of Burundi, the film tells the story of a group of runaway coltan miners who form an anti-colonialist hacker collective as they attempt to take control of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources. and its inhabitants. “Neptune Frost” is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political purposes.

Holder of a BA from Morehouse College and an MFA from NYU Tisch, director Saul Williams has been innovating since his 2001 debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining worldwide acclaim for his poetry and writing, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read at over 300 universities, with guest appearances from the White House, Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center , the Louvre, the Getty Center in countless villages, townships, community centers and prisons around the world. Williams went on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg, as well as countless film and television appearances.

Guests are encouraged to attend the screening dressed in their finest Afropunk attire, as the Parrish celebrates film and ideas of self-expression, music and art.

Admission is $15 for adults ($5 for Parrish Members and Friends of CRBHCC). Part two of the Black Film Festival takes place at the Parrish on August 26 from 6-8 p.m. with a screening of Lawrence Green’s 2018 film “Kinks, Locs, and Love.” The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Visit parrishart.org for details.

Darcy J. Skinner