WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL St. Clair Bourne 4TH TUESDAY Community Documentary Screening Series IN PERSON @ Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center.
Yvan Iturriaga and Francisco Nunez Capriles
Q&A after the screening.
Xavier Dphrepaulezz is a 51-year-old survivor living his “third rebirth” as Fantastic Negrito, a three-time Grammy winning bluesman making an album about the mental health crisis devastating his family and community in Oakland, CA. Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? follows his creative process, unraveling his personal journey and that of his loved ones as he searches for truth, reconciliation, and ultimately, healing.
Directed by Yvan Iturriaga and Francisco Nuñez Capriles, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? tells the story of Fantastic Negrito’s journey from rural Massachusetts to Oakland and details his time in Los Angeles, where he briefly flirted with major label success in the 1990’s. When things didn’t work out in the Southland, Dphrepaulezz returned to The Town, reconnected with friend and future ‘Empire’ screenwriter Malcolm Spellman, and began to craft and perfect his unique blend of Black roots music and Afro-punk.
Yvan Iturriaga is an Oakland-based writer/director who spent his childhood border crossing through Latin America, living in the extended Chilean exile community. His documentary work includes co-directing A Photographer’s Journey for the PBS American Masters series. Yvan also wrote and directed the narrative shorts Sui Generis and Beep playing in over thirty festivals worldwide. Most recently, Yvan directed seasons one and two (fourteen episodes) of the original series The North Pole.
Francisco Núñez Caprilesis a Chilean filmmaker and cultural worker based in the Bay Area since 2016. With a filmmaker´s eye and a historian´s awareness, Francisco´s work acutely explores memory, cultural heritage, human rights, and environmental struggles in marginalized communities. Francisco has a Bachelors degree in film from the University of Valparaíso. He holds a masters degree in Latin American History from the University of Santiago in Chile, where his research focused on audiovisual representations of political crisis and resistance during the Chilean dictatorship.
TUESDAY, October 24, 2023
7:00pm - 9:00 PM PST
Barbara Morrison Performing Art Center
4305 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
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