The Resource Bronx gothic, Abstract presents ; written & performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; a film by Andrew Rossi ; directed and produced by Andrew Rossi ; produced by Okwui Okpokwasili

Bronx gothic, Abstract presents ; written & performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; a film by Andrew Rossi ; directed and produced by Andrew Rossi ; produced by Okwui Okpokwasili

Label
Bronx gothic
Title
Bronx gothic
Statement of responsibility
Abstract presents ; written & performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; a film by Andrew Rossi ; directed and produced by Andrew Rossi ; produced by Okwui Okpokwasili
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Composer
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Film director
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Language
eng
Summary
A portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show. Although the play within the play of Bronx Gothic is set in the 1980s, Okwui's piece is timely. She explains in the film that her depiction of a "vibrating brown body" is political insofar as all "black and brown bodies" have been inscribed with a history of violence in our culture. She says in the film that Americans have become "acculturated to seeing brown bodies in pain" and she hopes that "Bronx Gothic" will allow audience members to grow their empathic capacity while seeing her in a radical dance that presents the brown body from a new perspective. We follow Okwui as she tours "Bronx Gothic" around the country and conducts talkbacks with her audience. During these sessions, she interrogates both the formal elements of her show (e.g. durational performance, fragmented storytelling) and the political ramifications of her characters' actions and environment. This leads members of her audience to share emotional stories from their own lives, during some of the talk-backs
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Cataloging source
IAI
Characteristic
videorecording
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Bronx gothic (Choreographic work : Okpokwasili)
Credits note
Editor, Andrew Coffman ; co-editors, Thomas Rivera Montes, Andrew Rossi ; cinematographers, Bryan Sarkinen, Andrew Rossi ; additional cinematographer, Erik Ljung ; original score, Ian Hultquist
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Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Okwui Okpokwasili, Ralph Lemon
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1972-
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  • Rossi, Andrew
  • Okpokwasili, Okwui
  • Lemon, Ralph
  • Abstract Productions (New York, N.Y.)
  • Independent Filmmaker Project
  • Red Hook Post
  • Grasshopper Film (Firm)
Runtime
91
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  • Okpokwasili, Okwui
  • Art
  • African Americans
  • Choreographers
  • Art
  • Noirs américains
  • political art
  • African Americans
  • Art
  • Choreographers
Technique
live action
Label
Bronx gothic, Abstract presents ; written & performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; a film by Andrew Rossi ; directed and produced by Andrew Rossi ; produced by Okwui Okpokwasili
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the stage performance of "Bronx Gothic" created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili; directed for the stage, visual and sound design by Peter Born; original songs by Okwui Okpokwasili; lighting design by Peter Born with Carol Mullins
  • "Made with the support of IFP and Red Hook Post"--Ending credits
  • Wide screen (16:9)
  • Special features: The alphabet song, a 4 min. excerpt from the live performance of Bronx Gothic; Okwui Okpokwasili master class (5 min.); theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1004963728
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other control number
853294007206
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
13
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1004963728
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bronx gothic, Abstract presents ; written & performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; a film by Andrew Rossi ; directed and produced by Andrew Rossi ; produced by Okwui Okpokwasili
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the stage performance of "Bronx Gothic" created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili; directed for the stage, visual and sound design by Peter Born; original songs by Okwui Okpokwasili; lighting design by Peter Born with Carol Mullins
  • "Made with the support of IFP and Red Hook Post"--Ending credits
  • Wide screen (16:9)
  • Special features: The alphabet song, a 4 min. excerpt from the live performance of Bronx Gothic; Okwui Okpokwasili master class (5 min.); theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1004963728
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other control number
853294007206
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
13
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1004963728
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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