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Sims Library of Poetry

Film Screening + Panel: Untelling Tomorrows, Indelible Yesterdays

In commemoration of Juneteenth, The Broad partnered with Sims Library of Poetry to produce "Untelling Tomorrows, Indelible Yesterdays," a video featuring poets Jessica D. Gallion, Hiram Sims, and Conney D. Williams

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Film Screening + Panel: Untelling Tomorrows, Indelible Yesterdays
Film Screening + Panel: Untelling Tomorrows, Indelible Yesterdays

Time & Location

Aug 27, 2022, 7:00 PM

Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

About the Event

Filmed on location within the galleries of The Broad’s special exhibition, This is Not America’s Flag, the powerful delivery of each poet spans subject matter bridging the historical and the contemporary, the personal and the political. The title is taken from Gallion’s poem “Ain’t I Enough,” and speaks to collective trauma and the uncertainty of the future:

A deafening convulsion 

Existing and disappearing in untelling tomorrows and indelible yesterdays  

This blackness is warm  

And dangerous  

An untruth 

Orchestrated by a blasphemous tongue  

A sinful symphonic 

Crescendoing countless attempts to oust these bodies since …forever

Visible in the video and dovetailing in intricate and nuanced ways with the poets’ readings and spoken word performances are artworks that question and critique the complex meanings and symbolism of the United States Flag, including prominent Black artists Genevieve Gaignard, David Hammons, John Outterbridge, and Hank Willis Thomas, as well as Filipino American artist Stephanie Syjuco and Apsáalooke artist Wendy Red Star.

The film is 17 minutes long and will be followed by a panel discussion between Hiram Sims, Jessica D. Gallion, and Conney D. Williams, moderated by AKoldPiece.

$10 entry fee. All proceeds go to support the Library.

Limited "pay what you can" tickets available

Free for all SLP donors!

Tickets

  • General Admission

    All proceeds support the Library and our programming.

    $10.00
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  • Pay What You Can

    Pay what you want
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  • SLP 44 Members

    $0.00
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  • Pay It Forward GA

    All proceeds support the Library and our programming.

    $20.00
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