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Free Screenings: Imagination Is Power

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The revolutionary spirit of the 1960s lives on in film. With four screenings in the month of April, shorts by progressive artists and archival news footage, Imagination Is Power traces the search for civil liberties, radical change, and freedom—the continued legacy of 1968. wlkr.art/IIP

Tickets will be available from the Main Lobby desk at 6:30 pm the day of each event.

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Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm, Walker Cinema
Introduced by Taiyon Coleman, poet, essayist, and assistant professor, College of St. Catherine

These short works highlight urgent voices and far-reaching resistance through decades of activism, including footage of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech at the University of Minnesota.
Film list → wlkr.art/IIP1

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 pm, Walker Cinema
Introduced by Valérie Déus, artist and poet

What motivates demonstration and uprising? Explore how issues linked to living conditions and urban planning reinforce inequality and segregation—and fuel communities into direct action.
Film list → wlkr.art/IIP2

Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm, Walker CInema
Introduced by Valérie Déus, artist and poet

Propaganda footage and cutting-edge short films reveal the interconnections between private lives and public systems and the impact of media on everyday individuals.
Film list → wlkr.art/IIP3

Saturday, April 21, 7 pm, St. Anthony Main Theatre
Rather Life is copresented with the 2018 Minneapolis
St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF), April 12–28.
Purchase tickets at mspfilm.org

Explore how advancing technologies and media influence progressive political and social ideas and how artists use innovation to drive forward the spirit of activism.
Film list → wlkr.art/IIP4

The Walker Art Center’s Expanding the Frame is an annual program of experimental and alternative media. Imagination is Power is presented in collaboration with artist Valérie Déus and Coffee House Press, putting Books in Action through literary programs.

The Walker Art Center’s Expanding the Frame is made possible by generous support from Elizabeth Redleaf.