The documentary portrait follows actor, dancer, writer, performance artist, singer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, “Bronx Gothic.” The New York Times called it “a mesmerizing and sometimes harrowing solo piece,” inspired by the performer’s Bronx childhood in the early 1980s: “Okpokwasili unveils, via crumpled pages of classroom notes, singing, movement and direct address, her semi-autobiographical tale of the Gordian knot between two 11-year-old girls…(laying) bare the love, trust, rivalry and rage between girls as they sexually awaken” (Tim Murphy, The New York Times).

Rossi’s film lovingly embraces a performer who asks the audience: “Can I make all of you be born again as a black girl?” Just as Ta-Nehisi Coates’s writings demand that readers comprehend the dangers of being a black man, this artist’s riveting performance demands empathy for the poetry and pain of being a black girl.

 

Bronx Gothic (93Mins)
Rated NR
Showtimes

Friday 12:00pm. 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm,. 8:00pm

Saturday 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm

Sunday  1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm

Monday 12:00pm. 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm,. 8:00pm

Tuesday 12:00pm. 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm,. 8:00pm

Wednesday  12:00pm. 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm,. 8:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm. 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm,. 8:00pm