The Aesthetics and Style of Race, Gender and Politics: Beyoncé’s Lemonade

  • Thur Sept 22

a free screening and panel discussion

Join us for this very special screening of Beyoncé’s hour-long visual album, Lemonade, a rapturous tour-de-force of the personal and the political with directorial work from Jonas Åkerlund, Kahlil Joseph, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek, Todd Tourso, and Beyoncé herself, work that has drawn comparisons to Julie Dash’s 1991 masterpiece Daughters of the Dust (a new restoration of which we’ll screen in the Spring) as well as artist Pipilotti Rist’s installation Ever is Over All, among others. Panelists will be Cornell faculty members Oneka LaBennett, Noliwe Rooks, Samantha Sheppard and Dehanza Rogers.

The event is free but one must obtain a ticket in advance from the Willard Straight Resource Center, available starting Mon Sept 19 at 10am.

The presentation is cosponsored with the Africana Studies & Research Center, the Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the American Studies Program.

Digital Projection color
1 hour
release year/country
2016 USA