Music is My Mistress

Arts & Culture

Apollo Film Presents: ImageNation’s Cocktails & Sol Cinema

11:00 pm - 12:00 am | 20 May 2021
Online | $12

ImageNation brings together a diverse collection of short films in a variety of genres ranging from documentary and experimental to psychological thriller in an evening that explores the creative process from four different perspectives. MUSE: Black Art Unseen fuses music, movement, and visual presentation to take a deep dive into unexplored areas of Black creativity. Collectively, these films center artists as the subject and challenge our systems of traditional and mainstream Western creativity to ask the questions:

What drives us to innovate? and How do we honour our legacies and find freedom through self-expression?

 Films include:

My Father the Mover (2020), Tribeca Film Festival winner

My Father the Mover Dir. Julia Jansch

My Father the Mover Dir. Julia Jansch

A Concerto is a Conversation (2021), Sundance Film Festival selection executive produced by Ava DuVernay featuring Emmy Award winning, Grammy-nominated composer Kris Bowers who has created scores for popular series including Netflix’s Bridgerton and When They See Us.

Ava DuVernay, Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers A Concerto Is A Conversation

Ava DuVernay, Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers A Concerto Is A Conversation

Music is My Mistress (2017), directed by Kahlil Joseph, director for Beyonce’s Lemonade, starring Tracee Ellis RossJesse WilliamsKelsey Lu and Ish from Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets

Tracee Ellis Ross in Music is My Mistress a short film by Khalil Joseph

Tracee Ellis Ross in Music is My Mistress a short film by Khalil Joseph

Rhyme Animal (2007) starring the late Craig “muMs” Grant and Al Thompson.

Following the screening, stay tuned for a talkback with filmmakers Kris Bowers, Julie Jansch, Philippe Roc and Jorge Rivera moderated by ImageNation’s Moikgantsi Kgama.

*Due to strong language and mature content, these films may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

This event takes place Thursday May 20, 2021, 11 PM BST / 7:00 PM EDT.

Book your tickets here

Header Image: Kenzo’s collection is worn by the cast of the short film “Music is my Mistress”, directed by Kahlil Joseph to promote their spring/summer 2017 campaign.

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