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Tickets are required; eWaitlist access is also available.

Kahlil Joseph’s mesmerizing news-creation machine is a soulful and rousing intervention into the current epidemic news addiction powered by the “news-industrial complex.” Rejuvenating what news can be, BLKNWS combines appropriated news and social media with originally produced anchored segments to create a continuously updated broadcast that is as much a news service as it is a portal to an elevated state of awareness. “A fugitive newscast,” BLKNWS is only accessible at specific terrestrial sites.

Ongoing broadcast installations can be seen at Filmmaker Lodge and the Festival Co-op.

BLKNWS newsreels will also run at 11 art-house cinemas around the country:
Belcourt Theatre—Nashville, Tennessee
Cinema Detroit—Detroit, Michigan
The Loft Cinema—Tucson, Arizona
Michigan Theater—Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston—Houston, Texas
Nitehawk Cinema—Brooklyn, New York
Northwest Film Forum—Seattle, Washington
O Cinema—Miami, Florida
Parkway Theatre—Baltimore, Maryland
The State Theatre—Ann Arbor, Michigan
Texas Theatre—Dallas, Texas

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions


RUN TIME 60 min

EMAIL emily.rose@gammawavefilms.com

PHONE (619) 977-2484


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Artist Bio

Kahlil Joseph

Kahlil Joseph is a Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker best known for his distinctive short films and large-scale video installations. He currently serves as the artistic director of The Underground Museum, a pioneering independent art museum, exhibition space, and community hub in Los Angeles that he co-founded with his late brother, the visionary artist and curator Noah Davis.