Fri, Jul 10 | Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires

Afrofuturist Sci-Fi!

New African Films that Decolonize the Imagination and Explore the Past, Present, Future through a Black Lens. Featuring Ethiopean & Eritean Cuisine by A Taste of Abyssinia.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

Every Friday Night in July & August, Epsilon Spires will transform our parking lot into a safe socially-distanced outdoor cinema featuring innovative film screenings & performances under the stars... 

"Afrofuturism reimagines the past and envisions what can be. ... The term coined in 1993, seeks to reclaim black identity through art, culture, and political resistance. It is an intersectional lens through which to view possible futures or alternate realities." -Bolanle Austen Peters, African Arguments

July 10th- Afrofuturist Sci-Fi: featuring films from Ethiopia, Zambia and the African Diaspora

Crumbs (2015) dir. Miguel Llansó, Afronauts (2014) dir. Nuotama Bodomo, Robots of Brixton (2011) dir. Kibwe Tavares.

Ethiopean & Eritean Cuisine by A Taste of Abyssinia will be available for authentic, multi-sensorial delight!

8pm Doors Open / 8:45pm preshow followed by Feature Presentation

Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative cinema projected on a big outdoor screen. The program will celebrate cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. *Entry Includes Raffle Ticket for a $50 Gift Certificate to Twice Upon a Time

Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!

Layout & Tickets:

The backlot will be empty of cars and on the ground will be painted a series of circles.

Each circle will have at least six feet around it on all sides so as to be a safe socially distanced space.

We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit on in your circle – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need!

Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.

Space is limited - Reserve a ticket for a space that fits your group size:

Up to 2 people: $20 (space is 3ft x 6ft)

Up to 4 people: $40 (space is 6ft x 6ft)

Up to 6 people: $60 (space is 6ft x 9ft)

*Entry Includes Raffle Ticket for a $50 Gift Certificate to Twice Upon a Time

In the case of rain the event will be moved to the Sanctuary, which will still be socially-distanced & safely sanitized.

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