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The Upright Man

Robin Shuffield’s 2006 documentary “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man,” about the Marxist leader of Burkina Faso, and Djibril Diop Mambety’s Senegalese dramatic short “The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun” screen Thursday 5/6 in the Black World Cinema series.

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Female Fragments and Forms

While still in his 20s, influential Czech modernist Karel Teige (1900-1951) turned from painting to book design, theoretical writing, and the editing of avant-garde journals. Influenced by cubism, expressionism, constructivism, and surrealism, he was a Marxist who believed everyone could be an artist–who wanted to end the idea of “art with a capital A.” But […]