Film Screening & Discussion
The Game God(S) with Filmmaker Adrian Burrell
In-Person at MoAD
Dec 7, 2022
4:00 am
5:30 am
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Join us for a film screening and discussion of the short by Adrian Burrell The Game God(S), a film that explores spiritual undercurrents moving through black market economies, tracing them back to the original sin at the heart of the American Dream. The Game God(S) shows 4 characters: Martina, Frank, Brianna and Craig. They share their experiences as the Goddess of the Crossroads pushes us between the then and the now, connecting The Game God, The Game and Capitalism to the Blackness. Following the screening, Filmmaker and Curator Leila Weefur will be in conversation with Adrian Burrell and Producer Pete Nicks.

This program is in-person at MoAD, masks are required for all Public Programs at the museum.

Adrian L. Burrell (Oakland, California) is an artist who uses photography, film, and site-specific installation to invite moments where collective storytelling can be a site for rememory - used as much for healing as for stretching towards the not yet imagined. He won the 2019 S.F. Camerawork Juror's Choice Award and is a 2021-22 YBCA Creative Cohort fellow. He has lived and worked on four continents and has exhibited in spaces as varied as the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, Photoville in New York City, Pop-Up Magazine, The New Yorker, and SFMOMA, where his work was acquired for the permanent collection. Adrian is a visiting artist with Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the arts and SFFILM Resident. A United States Marine Corps veteran, Adrian earned a BFA in film from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Stanford's Department of Art & Art History, where he currently Lectures.

An award-winning cinematographer/director known for immersive camera work and cinema vérité style, Pete Nicks helmed the documentaries The Waiting Room and The Force, winning the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award. Homeroom completes a trilogy of documentaries exploring health care, criminal justice, and education in Oakland, California. Nicks received his BA in English from Howard University and his master's in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

Leila Weefur (He/They/She), is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, CA. Through film and architectural installation, Leila Weefur examines the performative elements connected to systems of belonging, present in Black, queer, gender-variant life. Weefur has worked with local and national institutions including The Kitchen NYC, Locust Projects Miami, The Wattis Institute, McEvoy Foundation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Museum of the African Diaspora, and Smack Mellon. Weefur is a lecturer at Stanford University and a member of The Black Aesthetic.

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