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My Name Is Myeisha

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My Name Is Myeisha

Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα / Greek Premiere
Μυθοπλασία / Fiction, ΗΠΑ / USA, 2018, 85 ́, DCP, Έγχρ. / Color, Με ήχο / Sound, Αγγλικά / English

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Gus Krueger, Σενάριο / Screenplay Rickerby Hinds, Gus Krueger, Φωτογραφία / Cinematography Je Moriarty, Μοντάζ / Editing Matthew Herrier, Ηθοποιοί / Cast Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant Dominique Toney, Dee Dee Stephens, Gregg Daniel, Παραγωγός / Producer Paulette Brown-Hinds, Joshua Bunting, Robert Dehn, Michael Glassman, Rickerby Hinds, Scott Hyman, Gus Krieger, Carl W. Lucas, Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Gersh Agency

A powerful, thoughtful and haunting film based on a stage production that dramatises a 1998 US police shooting. The film imagines teen Myeisha’s thoughts in the moments before she is shot 12 times by police while dozing in her car. Rhaechyl Walker mesmerises as the complex Myeisha. The film cleverly utilises music, poetry and drama in seeking to represent the many layers of this young woman, while never eulogising her. The tragic story of a black life lost and a contem- plation of what might have been.

 Gus Krieger

Gus Krieger is a writer and director of film and theater based in Los Angeles. His first produced screenplay The Killing Room, directed by Jonathan Liebsman, played at 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Recently, he wrote, produced, and directed the horror feature The Binding (2016). Krieger is also the Associate Artistic Director of the LA based classical theater company The Porters of Hellsgate.

Introduction by Yiorgos Zois (director) 

The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.