Lecture Series: STILL/HERE


THEATER 1 Tue, Nov 28, 2023 6:00 PM


Shot in 16mm black and white, STILL/HERE is a meditation on the vast landscape of ruins and vacant lots that constitute the north side of St. Louis, Missouri, an area populated almost exclusively by working-class and working poor African Americans. The film explores the vestiges of a once-thriving community through evocative imagery of derelict cinemas, fading billboards and abandoned domestic spaces. Through a complex interweaving of the area’s musical, social and cultural history alongside ‘a series of visual and aural breakdowns, erasures, contradictions and gaps, Harris reflects on the destruction of a community and the wider politics of class and race in American society. Harris in attendance.