Wednesday Aug 19, 2020

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Staff Pick Premiere:

“An Occurrence at

Arverne” by Robert Broadhurst

Staff Pick Premiere: 'An Occurrence at Arverne' by Robert Broadhurst. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna…
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By Jeffrey Bowers
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Staff Pick Premiere: 'An Occurrence at Arverne' by Robert Broadhurst. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others have reignited Black Lives Matter protests across the world. For filmmaker Robert Broadhurst, it felt essential for 'An Occurrence at Arverne,' his first film as a writer-director, to scrutinize his own white privilege.

'I wanted to make a tense Rorschach of a film by nixing the usual white proxy character and putting interpretive responsibility directly with viewers,' says Broadhurst. When contextualized with audience expectations and prejudices, the film transforms, and has the power to expose subconscious biases that help perpetuate the issues Black Lives Matter stands against. Ahead of this week exclusive Staff Pick Premiere release, we….

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