For those of you who are such super fans of ours that you even check our website from time to time, we’d like to personally invite you to a very special screening of the film Promises: Through Congress at Anthology Film Archives on Wednesday, October 19.
It will be the first time that this film, a collaboration between Sam Shepherd, Julie Mehretu, and Trevor Tweeten, has been shown in New York since its premiere at The Whitney last spring. And it will be the last chance to see it—for quite some time—on the big screen before it’s released on the Criterion Channel as part of their “Free Jazz on Film” series in November.
At 46-minutes long, this film features a unique musical and visual experience of Mehretu’s expansive painting “Congress” (2003) and “Promises” by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, and the London Symphony Orchestra. No better place to see it than at NYC’s home of independent and avant-garde cinema.
We hope you can join us. To get a ticket, please go here.
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003
Wednesday October 19
7:00 PM & 8:45 PM
P.S. We thought we should mention that yesterday was the birthday of someone who we’re missing very much. Pharoah Sanders would have been 82. When you miss someone, it’s not always the big things you miss—it’s often the small moments that take on big meanings. We shared some of our favorite memories of him here.