Best Film Series: Balti Gurls

The Balti Gurls, a curatorial powerhouse for art by women of color, or “your favorite brown-girl art squad,” had a film residency at The Crown that was a breath of fresh air amid nationwide programming now built around 4k restorations and Blu-Ray releases. Among others films, they screened Cecile Emeke’s docu-series “Strolling,” a global walk and talk about a variety of pressing issues with black residents of London, France, the Netherlands, and other areas where they’re targets of white, nationalist hysteria; and Cheryl Dunye’s radical satire on race and sexuality “The Watermelon Woman.” That they were the only group to screen Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” to a packed house—during a rainstorm nonetheless—was more than appropriate.

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