Things of Beauty Burn
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    Things of Beauty Burn

    Directed by

    USA

    2019

    22 min

    • Russian

    Drama

    A black Russian teenager must make a life or death decision after having his first sexual encounter with a white Russian pastor's daughter.

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Skinner Myers
    Cinematography
    Peter Soto
    Editing
    John Conway
    Music
    Hammock
    Production
    ONE HAND CLAPPING PICTURES
    Skinner Myers

    Skinner Myers

    USA

    The goals for my work is to refuse the reality of white supremacy, use my cinema as a weapon, and to create a new rebellious cinematic language for black stories, which is rooted in our constant struggle for freedom.

    Skinner Myers is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed 11 films. His feature film debut, THE SLEEPING NEGRO (2021), world premiered at Slamdance FF and internationally premiered at the Champs-Elysees FF in Paris, France. It won the FIPRESCI award at IFF Mannheim Heidelberg. Myers has studied at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.

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