Tomorrow night, Friday, February 19, sees the start of the 15th anniversary edition of MoMA’s annual nonfiction showcase, Documentary Fortnight, with the NYC premiere of Billy Woodberry’s AND WHEN I DIE, I WON’T STAY DEAD, about unheralded African American Beat poet Bob Kaufman. Eighteen features and several shorts will screen before the series wraps on Monday, February 29 with the world premiere of Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s INNATE/SE/ [IT SHINES A CERTAIN WAY. TO A CERTAIN PLACE./IT FLIES. FALLS./], which reclaims the Ojibway story for the Native American people themselves.
Also making its world premiere is Beth B’s CALL HER APPLEBROOG (pictured), a portrait of the filmmaker’s mother, artist Ida Applebroog. North American premieres include: John Gianvito’s WAKE (SUBIC), an exploration of the damage done to the Philippines by continued US military presence; Jacques Perconte’s ETTRICK, an experimental film manipulating Scottish landscapes into abstract art images; K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY, a portrait of the artist through a dozen year’s of personal fashion choices; and Ane Hjort Guttu’s TIME PASSES, which follows a student’s solidarity with a homeless Roma woman as part of a performance art project.