The Last Angel of History
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY
A sci-fi mixtape of music and identity
45 minutes, 1996
The Last Angel of History is an alluring blend of science fiction and essay film. The story of a time-traveling “data thief” on a quest to crack a hidden code that will unlock his destiny blends archival video, photographs, and interviews with musicians, writers, and cultural critics whose meditations explain the origins and significance of AfroFuturism. The result is John Akomfrah’s passionate call for black people around the world to uncover our histories, so that we may know where we are going.
Join us for film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required.
Order online or call 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 to 4:30pm.
DATES AND TICKETS
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
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“Penumbra Theatre is a classical, historical and, cultural mecca that allows for a platform for Black people to work, create...to thrive as artists.”
—PaviElle French, Emmy Award-Winning Artist