Sep 17 2017 — Sep 24 2017
dir. Andrew Rossi
An electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show titled BRONX GOTHIC.

Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui’s show fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences engage with a story of two twelve-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s. With intimate vérité access to Okwui—who has worked with such acclaimed conceptual artists as Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor—and her audiences off the stage, this film allows for unparalleled insight into the creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it. (2017, 91 min, digital)


Presented in conjunction with Transform, YBCA's new festival
Transform Fest

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Courtesy Ian Douglas