Bronx Gothic. / by Jaime Marcelo

On April 8th, Bronx Gothic will premiere at the 20th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC. I worked on the film with Red Hook Post as a sound effects editor.

For the first half hour of Okwui Okpokwasili’s powerful one-woman stage show Bronx Gothic, she stands with her back to the audience, trembling and jittering in a feverish, ballistic trance. [...] She describes a coming of age stained by trauma, complementing her narrative with visceral choreography that conveys the pain of growing up brown in a country that habitually abuses black bodies. This film blends performance footage with intimate scenes of Okpokwasili’s personal life and her interactions with student audience members, and her penetrating discussion of her purpose and process.
— MM

For more information, check out the official Full Frame Documentary Film Festival website.