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BIMA smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema Series

Presented by Bainbridge Island Museum of Art at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island WA

Oct 04 - 25 2022
BIMA smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema Series

BIMA Presents Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, in Partnership with Earshot Jazz Festival

Join BIMA for 4 Jazz related films for our annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, $10 per ticket with 2pm & 7pm showings of each film on Tuesdays in October!

Thin Skin smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema Series

(2020) 1H30M - October 4, 2022 @ 2pm & 7pm
Based in Seattle, Nigerian American jazz musician Aham is a divorced father of two who longs for a career as a musician but must pay the bills with his soul-sucking desk job. His only solace is found at night behind a trumpet in Seattle’s jazz clubs. His father, a stranger from Nigeria, steps in with opinions on the matter which sends Aham into a tailspin. Featuring local actors and musicians and

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Live attendance film showing tickets are $10 prior to any taxes or fees. Pre and Post-Series film discussions are free to attend and online.

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smARTfilms Film Club Pre-Series webinar: Syncopated Cinema

Zoom Online October 3, 2022 - 7pm - Register Here!

Webinar with guest speakers Sandy and Yasu Osawa, producers and director of numerous films including Pepper’s Pow Wow (screening October 11 at BIMA) on the making of their films and honoring Native artists in Jazz.

Sandy Johnson Osawa (Makah) and Yasu Osawa met at UCLA’s graduate film program for minority students in the 70’s. Forty years later, they have produced a ten-part series on American Indian issues for NBC, five documentaries for PBS/TLC, and a one hour NBC special on treaty rights plus over 60 videos for museums, tribes and organizations. They formed their own production company in Seattle in 1980 and have exhibited their work both nationally and internationally. Their work is used in college classrooms from Harvard to Berkeley and is distributed by Upstream Productions.


smARTfilms Film Club post-series forum: Syncopated Cinema

Zoom Online - October 26, 2022 at 7pm - Register Here!

Join us for an on-line discussion on the films and themes from the Syncopated Cinema series with special guest Charles Mudede, director of Thin Skin and Senior Writer for The Stranger. Charles will be joining us to talk about Jazz as a narrative element in film making, bringing a production from stage to screen, and the challenges of premiering a film in the early days of Covid.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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