As part of 21c’s ongoing commitment to working with the local arts community to provide cultural programming that is free and open to the public, 21c Lexington invites you to our new monthly film series in partnership with the Lexington Film League. This month’s screening features Brett Kashmere’s film From Deep (2013). From Deep is a feature-length experimental documentary about the game of basketball and its shifting place within 20th century American history and culture; focusing on the evolution of basketball from its indoor New England roots, to a Midwestern small town phenomenon, to an outdoor city game, with particular emphasis on its merger with hip hop in the mid-1980s and the rise of Michael Jordan as the world’s first corporate branded athlete.
Kashmere is a Canadian-born, U.S.-based filmmaker, curator, and writer. Combining traditional research methods with materialist aesthetics and hybrid forms, Kashmere’s experimental documentaries explore the intersection of history and (counter-) memory, geographies of identity, popular culture, and the politics of representation.
About the Lexington Film League Showcase
The Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington will present monthly programs that reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary film and video practice in the region and the world. The programs will include new works made by young artists, important works made by living artists, and historical works made by marginalized artists. The programs will include works made in different media, including single-channel films and videos, as well as performances. The programs will also include works that reference different genres, including abstract, non-narrative, documentary, and fictional works. The primary focus of the Showcase will be to introduce Lexington audiences to important film and video works that are not currently available in the area. The ultimate goal of the Showcase is to promote Lexington and 21c as a venue for artistic film and video work.