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St. Omer's Documentary film Nigger to screen at ArtRage

Thea St.Omer will host a screening of her documentary film, Nigger, Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm at ArtRage, 505 Hawley Avenue (at N. Crouse), Syracuse, NY. (just down the street from SU). Compiled from over a hundred interviews Nigger screened as a work-in-progress at New York University and at Syracuse University last spring. This premiere screening of the final release print (59 minutes) is free and open to the public. Off-street parking available at 408 and 414 Lodi Street.

Reviews

"I thought [Nigger] was challenging and well-handled and especially in today's sociopolitical comment, a film worth viewing. I think it will make audiences uncomfortable and I think it should, because it goes to a place, in a very even-handed way, to somewhere polite society avoids." - anonymous, cleveland international film festival.

{Q}"What's in a word? Everything. Lest anyone think race need not be discussed and unpacked, see St.Omer's documentary, Nigger.{Q} St.Omer's artistry shines light on every corner of a forbidden word. This film won't let you stop talking about it. It entertains and provokes thoughtfulness. It casts a lens of remarkable people on art, history, culture and popular culture, politics, identity, ontology, and life. Nigger is beautiful." - douglas biklen, dean of the school of education, syracuse university.

" a kind of naked, raw human expression." -- halcyon sealey-westmass

"Ultra organic! The epitome of what postmodernity is all about." -- herbert ruffin

Editor note: co-producers stephenson laurent and ann-marie st.claire, post coordinator jason kohlbrenner, sound editor douglas quin, colorist gavin whalen

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