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It is our pleasure to invite you to the screening and Philadelphia Premiere of

The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons
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If you wish to attend the reception and screening please RSVP at the link below.
This event is free and open to the public.

Philadelphia Premiere and Screening of the documentary:
The Melt Goes On Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons
A film by Harold Crooks and Judd Tully
Wednesday December 6th from 5:30-8:30 (screening to begin at 6pm)

“The Melt Goes On Forever” chronicles the singular career of the elusive African-American art star David Hammons from Watts rebellion era ’60s L.A. to global art world prominence today. Hammons’ category-defying practice – rooted in a deep critique of American society and the elite art world – is in the words of one art critic “an invitation to confront the fissures between races” as the artist seeks to go beyond the dominant culture and his own to a new one for the 21st century. Featuring eminent artists, curators and critics, a rich trove of archival footage, animation, and an evocative soundscape, The Melt is a record of the work of an artist who constantly defies the establishment and remains subversive at every turn.”

David Hammons’ work deftly navigates complex ideas of representation, cultural appropriation, and politicized identity – this screening will offer students, faculty and community members new insights into his work while opening up further discussion about biographical power dynamics within documentary filmmaking.

A reception with snacks and a discussion with the two filmmakers (Harold Crooks and Judd Tully) will offer the Drexel Faculty and Students as well as Philadelphia’s Film Community the chance to learn about innovative work of David Hammons while making space for a talk-back with the directors, who can share the behind-the-scenes process and offer practical advice to aspiring filmmakers.

About the event:
The screening will be held on the evening of Wednesday December 6th from 5:30-8:30pm. It will be screened in the URBN Annex Screening Room across from the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Annex building at Drexel University located at 3401 Filbert Street.
Prior to the screening, from 5:30-6pm, there will be a informal reception with snacks and the Filmmakers, Harold Crooks and Judd Tully in attendance.
The screening will begin promptly at 6pm and has a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

This event is free and open to the public.

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