Frameline Talk: Making Art in Vulnerable Times and Communities


60m
SECTION: Frameline Talks | Free | Streaming

Trailer

The documentary Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters chronicles the transformative power of a dance piece—created more than 30 years ago—as both an artistic repose to the trauma of AIDS and a meaningful statement in our own time. How does art-making—whether dance, theater, or film—make a difference in the lives of vulnerable communities, and how might we turn to the arts to help make sense out of the multiple crises we have lived through in the past year? Hear the perspectives of artists making work in the midst of—and responding to—tumultuous societal challenges.

MODERATOR: Laura Sydell, journalist and radio correspondent

PANELISTS:

  • Rosalynde LeBlanc, director/producer,  Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters
  • Tom Hurwitz, ASC, director/cinematographer, Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters
  • Rhodessa Jones, founder/artistic director, The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle
  • Jermaine Nakia Lee, playwright, A Walk in My Shoes; co-founder, Charlotte Black Pride

SPONSORED BY
Bank of America, Gilead, TiVo

NATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERS
AIDS Alabama, Hudson Pride, My Brother's Keeper, RAIN, Ruth Ellis Center, Transcend Charlotte 

THE FRAMELINE TALKS SERIES IS SUPPORTED BY VARIETY

Viewing Note: This free digital screening will be available starting at 5:30pm Saturday June 26, 2021, when it will be broadcast on Frameline’s Facebook and YouTube channels. For access, please reserve a free ticket using the blue "Buy Ticket" button on this page, or simply visit our Facebook or YouTube pages on or after the launch date. 

The panel will remain available for viewing via those channels following its initial broadcast.