Calendar: PAMM Free Community Night: Black Lounge Film Series featuring Andrew Dosunmu

Event Description

Join PAMM and Black Lounge Film Series for an evening of conversation and film excerpts capturing African life, fútbol, culture, identity, and diaspora with proclaimed Nigerian photographer and independent filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu. Dosunmu engages both the worlds of film and visual arts with his amazing collaborations with Academy Award nominated cinematographer, Bradford Young, in his films Restless City, Mother of George, and Where is Kyra?. The discussion will be moderated by the writer of The African Game and former editor-in-chief of Fader Magazine, Knox Robinson.

Enjoy happy hour and Afrobeats on the terrace with DJ Krazytouch before the conversation and films. 

Dosunmu has explored his prospective look into fútbol in Africa in the Puma 2006 distributed photography book, The African Game, along with a 2018 Nike distributed film created for the current World Cup, This is Naija: A Nigerian Football Story. Having worked with artists such as A$AP Rocky, Erykah Badu, and Common, to designer Yves Saint Laurent in his early days in Paris, Dosunmu's creative explorations will make for an exceptionally engaging evening.

5-9pm | Happy hour with DJ Krazytouch on the terrace
7-9pm | Conversation and films in the auditorium

Admission is free every first Thursday of the month, 10am-9pm.

About Andrew Dosunmu
Raised and educated in Nigeria, Dosunmu started his career as a design assis­tant at Yves Saint Laurent. He later moved on to photography, filmmaking and creative direction. His visual language focuses on the humanity and beauty of global cultures, an aesthetic he stays true to whether he is shoot­ing fashion, portraits, ad campaigns or documentaries.

Dosunmu's Mother of George premiered with critical acclaim at the 2013 Sun­dance Film Festival, earning Oscar-nominated DP Bradford Young the festi­val's Cinematography Award. Mother of George was also the closing night selection for the Maryland Film Festival and Dosunmu was further honored at the 2014 Africa International Film Festival, where he was awarded Best Director for Mother of George.

Where is Kyra?, Dosunmu's most recent film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Kief­er Sutherland, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.

About Knox Robinson
Knox Robinson is the publisher the international running culture journal FIRST RUN, co-founder of the BLACK ROSES NYC running collective, creator of the curated trail running experience  #BEEN TRAIL#, and a founding coach of Nike+ Run Club. Robinson is the former editor-in-chief of the Fader magazine, managed musicians, produced a reggae compilation, and wrote The African Game, an unprecedented look at soccer culture on the continent with photographer Andrew Dosunmu. Today he lives and works in Beacon, NY where he occasionally writes on music and culture for GQ and V magazines, and trains for long distance running competitions. He has placed 100th in the NYC Marathon and was the surprise cover star of Runners World fall marathon special in 2015.

About Black Lounge Film Series
Winner of the 2016 Knight Arts Challenge, The Black Lounge Film Series (BLFS) is a monthly film showcase, which brings award-winning Black films and its directors to Historic Overtown, Miami creating a hub for the most talented filmmakers, legendary and thought-provoking films about the African Diaspora experience.