MOCA Moving Images: “Are You Down?” Documentary Film Screening & ConversationMonday 8/2
Virtual via YouTube Live
In conjunction with MOCA North Miami’s exhibition Michael Richards: Are You Down?, the museum honors Michael Richards’ birthday with a special film screening and conversation.
The virtual event will highlight Richards’ powerful sculpture and drawing practice, the circumstances of his passing on September 11, his friendships, and his enduring influence on cultural communities in New York City, Miami, and beyond.
Documentary film co-directors Dennis Scholl and Juan Matos join artist Luis Gispert for a one-time screening of this 30-minute, work-in-progress documentary about Michael Richards. A conversation, moderated by Donnamarie Baptiste, will follow.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about Michael Richards through the eyes and testimonials of those who were closest to him. Gispert, who was friends with Richards and is interviewed in the film, offers us a more intimate look into his life, drawing us closer to his genius.