January 20th, 2017 - A Retrospective, is a short documentary that focuses on some of the events that took place in Washington DC during Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration.
The film premiered on March 24th at the 2nd edition of the Picture Farm Film Fest 2017. Director Ron Brodie also served as a guest moderator for the panel discussion on black voices in independent film. January 20th, 2017 - A Retrospective was also screened multiple times during a 3 day exhibit called "America Now!" (#itsbeen💯) which took place in Brooklyn New York.
"I spoke with several Trump supporters and caught a variety of heated exchanges. Throughout the documentation, I tried to be as unbiased as possible; however, on that day I was inspired by Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" music video released in 1994". -Ron Brodie
America Now! was an exhibit inspired by the “January 20th, 2019 - A Retrospective”. The initially idea came from Don Brodie (Ron’s brother). Programmed by the America Now! team, the exhibit featured performances, sculptures, interactive installations, films, illustrations, paintings, and photography by over 50 artists from around the world. The exhibit ran during the 3 days surrounding Trumps 100th day in office.
America Now is a media exhibit that explores the current administration's 100th day. The goal is to promote discussions across political viewpoints around a variety of unique artwork. The show itself is intended to be open minded, allowing the work to objectively speak for itself. Among attendees, we hope to inspire awareness, provide retrospective thought, support protest, and promote an active stance for accountability.
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Featured artist: @rbcreative brings his take on the inauguration to our show. “Having attended several of the previous inaugurations (Bush in 2005, and Obama in 2009), I decided to attend Trumps 2017 Inauguration along with three other photographers. The goal was to document the temperatures between what was taking place on the National Mall, vs. what would ultimately unfold beyond the checkpoints walls. I spoke with several Trump supporters and caught a variety of heated exchanges. Throughout the documentation, I tried to be as unbiased as possible; however, on that day I was inspired by Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" music video released in 1994.” Come see the full video at our show April 28th-30th. Check the link in our bio for the full schedule and more on the artists being featured!
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