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A portrait of Chicago based filmmaker and curator Amir George. They are wearing a grey button up with black pants and sit on a long ledge by the window as they look into the camera.
Image courtesy of: Alessandra Spairani
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In Conversation: Amir George

October 5, 2023
6 - 7pm
Main Gallery
Free To The Public

Amir George is an award-winning filmmaker and curator based in Chicago, Illinois. As an artist, he creates spiritual stories that juxtapose sound and image into a non-linear perceptual experience, resulting in fragmented vignettes about the hidden background of the subjects he explores. The characters in his stories are often on the periphery of social norms and in the process of becoming, a dynamic that unfolds in the film he created for the exhibition Where the Young Bols Rumble. Amir will be in conversation with James Britt, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs at TILT, about his contribution to the exhibition and how Black people have visually traveled through space and time throughout their complex existence on earth. 

Amir’s films have screened at institutions and film festivals including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Anthology Film Archives, Glasgow School of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, and BlackStar Film Festival, among others. In addition to founding The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, he is the co-curator of Black Radical Imagination, a touring experimental short-film series with Erin Christovale. RSVP below!


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