PAMM Launches Film Series With Cinémathèque de Tangier

Still from Balcon Atlantico by Hicham Falah & Chrif Tribak
Still from Balcon Atlantico by Hicham Falah & Chrif Tribak
Courtesy of Cinémathèque de Tangier

Escaping Miami's sweltering summer heat becomes top priority in July, and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) just gave us another reason to stay inside.

In conjunction with PAMM's ongoing exhibition "Poetics of Relation," the museum will host weekly film screenings presented by Cinémathèque de Tangier, the first cultural cinema in North Africa and possibly the only place in the world that might be hotter than Miami is right now (if that brings you any sort of solace).

The films draw on themes of humanity, migration, tradition and loss critical to the topics explored in "Poetics of Relation," a startling portrait of displaced communities explored through the eyes of six of the most noted artists addressing issues of diaspora, immigration, and cultural identity today. Inspired by the writings of author and philosopher Édouard Glissant, this multimedia exhibit offers a decidedly optimistic perspective of the evolution of cultural identity and acceptance, explored through brightly hued paintings and installations.

"We partnered with Cinémathèque de Tangier because they're doing important work promoting Moroccan film culture through experimental film and video art," says Mari Robles, interim deputy director of education and public programs at PAMM. "Additionally one of the artists featured in the exhibition, Yto Barrada, works very closely with the cinema, so he was well acquainted with the central themes of "Poetics of Relation" and assisted the Cinematheque in choosing films that further explored those ideas."

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While some of the films take a more literal approach to addressing the emotional consequences of emigration or long journeys, others seek to build on the power an intersection of cultures in human interactions on a global scale — like Balcon Atlantico, filmed in a Moroccan seaport teeming with immigrants, and captures the way people fall in love regardless of being able to communicate with language.

Screenings will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. For a full schedule of screenings, visit pamm.org. Films are free with museum admission.

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