by Al Hoff
Afronaut(a) is a seven-part free film series kicking off this weekend, curated by artist and filmmaker Alisha B. Wormsley. Each event, held twice a month through early December, is set up as a salon, comprising films of many genres (experimental, sci-fi, African diaspora) as well as related performances from local and national artists and discussions.
The first event Sun., Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. (doors at 1 p.m.), at the Alloy Studios (5530 Penn Ave., Friendship). Wormsley will introduce the series, and present some her films as well as Chris Marker's time-travel short, "La Jetee," and Richard Kahn's "Son of Inagi," with live accompaniement by Ricardo Iamuuri.
For more information and the complete schedule, see here.