Join us for a screening of Blackalachia (2021), a feature-length film directed by and starring Moses Sumney.
Blackalachia features a live conceptual performance by the artist himself and a 7-piece band atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shot in the Appalachians near Sumney’s home in Asheville, North Carolina during lockdown in 2020, the film was created to harness and celebrate the powerful intersection of nature, music, dance, and cinematography.
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About Moses Sumney
Raised between Ghana and southern California, Moses Sumney is a singer, writer, and multidisciplinary storyteller. Since emerging in 2014 with a self-released cassette EP, Sumney has ridden waves of word-of-mouth praise, arresting visuals, and dynamic live performances alongside forebears like Sufjan Stevens, James Blake, and Solange. His 2017 debut album, Aromanticism, topped the end-of-year lists of tastemaker hubs like Bandcamp, The New York Times, NPR, and Pitchfork Media.
In 2019, Sumney received a SXSW special jury award for his music video work and was awarded a Macdowell Fellowship. In 2020, his first published essay, “Stateside Statelessness,” appeared in Fight of the Century, an immigration-centric anthology edited by Ayelet Waldman and Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon.
Sumney’s 2020 sophomore double album, græ, received top marks from Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, and The Guardian among other publications. Described as a “conceptual patchwork about greyness,” græ is Sumney’s first work to be released since he relocated to North Carolina from Los Angeles.
In 2021, he premiered his feature-length performance film, Blackalachia, at the Perez Art Museum Miami during Art Basel. Directed by Sumney, the film and its accompanying live album were recorded entirely outdoors in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Image caption: Moses Sumney, Blackalachia (film still), 2021. Image courtesy the artist.