Join us on November 13th for Roots & Culture’s final film/video screening of 2016: “Better Made Progress” a showcase of short films by Amir George. Amir’s program offers a journey of the spirit through an overture, 12 short video works, and a closing playlist. In his own words, his films “examine his mental health patterns and processes of healing,” while telling the stories of the number four, the first African-American woman to travel in space, spells, alchemy, his mother and the Chicago landscape. “Better Made Progress” uniquely offers certain subjects their overdue screen time, creates opportunities for music and pattern to flood the screen, and allows us to peer into the secret lives of found and collected objects.
Amir George is a practicing alchemist working as a motion picture artist and film programmer. Amir creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. Born and bred in Chicago his motion picture work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. In addition to founding Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, Amir is the co-curator of Black Radical Imagination a touring experimental short film series.