Manual Cinema “No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks”

February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093

$9 - $35 / See Website

(858) 534-8497)

Event Description

No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks brings to life the story of one of Chicago’s most beloved figures. Brooks was an icon, a poet laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner, but she was also a treasured educator and mentor to the countless writers and children who knew her as their very own “Miss Brooks.”

Weaving together poetry, storytelling, original music performed by a full jazz combo, and striking visuals, No Blue Memories is an exploration of Brooks’s beloved city and a story of how she navigated identity, craft, and politics over the course of one of the most remarkable careers in American literary history. A Chicago-based performance collective, Manual Cinema uses vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble to transform the experience of attending the cinema, imbuing it with liveness, ingenuity, and theatricality.

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