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This is America

Feb 3 – Apr 2, 2019

In Conversation: Ira Madison

Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 3 pm | Ruth Sokolof Theater

To kick off the series, Madison will join us to discuss the inspiration for his selections as well as his work as a writer. The event will be co-moderated by Diana Martinez, Film Streams Education Director, and Karin M. Campbell, Joslyn Art Museum’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art.


Film Streams’ winter repertory series, curated by podcaster and critic Ira Madison III, features ten provocative films that use innovative form, technical mastery, and daring subject matter to represent a spectrum of experience. A conversation with Madison helps kick off the series, which also features a number of pre-show talks led by Inclusive Communities.

This is America complements the vision of Joslyn Art Museum’s 30 Americans exhibit, on view from Feb 2 to May 5. The first major show in Omaha to survey the work of contemporary African-American artists, 30 Americans presents work created over the past three decades by nationally and internationally recognized artists of color. 30 Americans offers a challenging — and at times disconcerting — account of race in the United States, and how our shared history continues to shape the ways we interact and engage with our fellow citizens today.

Film Streams’ repertory programming is generously supported by Omaha Steaks.

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