Digital: Sorry I Missed Your Show: Rodney Evans + Kayla Hamilton
Oct. 18, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
We’re honored to welcome award-winning filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother) and dance artist and educator Kayla Hamilton to our Sorry I Missed Your Show series. Currently, Evans is a Ford/Mellon Disability Futures Fellow. Hamilton appears in a segment of Vision Portraits, Evans’ 2019 documentary which highlights the lives and creative journeys of low-vision artists. Our guests will present and discuss a clip from the film along with other materials that highlight this much-beloved, Bronx-based dance artist and special education teacher.
Event attendees will also receive special access to stream Vision Portraits on Gibney’s Vimeo account from October 18 through November 1. RSVP to receive the link!
ABOUT RODNEY EVANS
RODNEY EVANS is an award-winning fiction and documentary filmmaker. His debut fiction feature BROTHER TO BROTHER won the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Drama. The film had its European premiere at The Berlinale and garnered four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best First Film, Best First Screenplay, Best Debut Performance for Anthony Mackie and Best Supporting Male for Roger Robinson. Evans has received funding from The Guggenheim Foundation, Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Program, The Creative Capital Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Black Public Media (BPM). His latest feature documentary, VISION PORTRAITS, celebrated its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in the Documentary Feature Competition. VISION PORTRAITS won the Award for Best Documentary at Frameline- The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival in 2019. It played theatrically in major U.S. cities from August to October 2019. It aired nationally on the series America ReFramed, screened virtually for a week at the Whitney Museum in July 2020 and is currently streaming on The Criterion Channel along with BROTHER TO BROTHER. Rodney was recently honored with the Frameline Award for Career Achievement and a 2020 Sundance Institute Momentum Fellowship. He is a Ford/Mellon Disability Futures Fellow for 2021.
ABOUT KAYLA HAMILTON
Kayla Hamilton (she/her) is an artist, experience maker and educator based in The Bronx, NY. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie Award-winning improvisatory ensemble, now collective, Skeleton Architecture, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa for an evening at Danspace Project–the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds. In addition to Skeleton Architecture, Kayla has been in process with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Maria Bauman Morales/MBDance. Kayla’s creative explorations have been presented at Gibney, Performance Space New York and New Live Arts. When Kayla is not dancing, she’s a special education teacher at the Highbridge Green School who loves to watch Law and Order on Hulu while sipping on peppermint tea.
Through Sorry I Missed Your Show, our screening and discussion series, diverse artists offer in-depth insight into their creative process.
All Fall 2021 Season events will be held online via Zoom. Gibney’s Box Office can be reached via email. For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email Marketing & Audience Services Manager, Kimiko Tanabe, at email@example.com.
Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online offerings, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. This event features live ASL interpreters and live captioning. If you have any questions or additional access needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) at least 24 hours in advance of the event you plan to attend.
Image description: Left photo: Kayla Hamilton, an African-American woman, wears a beige shirt that slightly hangs off her shoulders. Her hair is pulled back.
Right photo: Rodney Evans, an African-American, brown skinned man with short twists and a side fade hairstyle. He is behind a Canon C100 camera. His face is reflected in the mirror behind him.
Photos of Kayla Hamilton (left) and Rodney Evans (right) by Kjerstin Rossi.