Four documentary film screenings across Montgomery County unveil the making of Certain Party or Parties Unknown (CPPU); a groundbreaking social justice art initiative commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County in 2021 to raise awareness of three African American men who fell victim to racial terror lynchings in Montgomery County in the 1880s: Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey, Mr. George Peck, and Mr. Sidney Randolph.
The Certain Party or Parties Unknown documentary captures the process of creating 2021’s outdoor CPPU installation from inception to opening night. Interviews with the artists reveal why they participated in the project, their personal connection to this important topic, how they developed their pieces from start to finish, and much more.
The first screening takes place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13th at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room as part of the artist talk for the Certain Party or Parties Unknown indoor gallery exhibition. The post screening artist talk will feature CPPU artists: Alix Lambert, Curtis Woody, LaShell Rivers, Liz Miller, Nikki Brooks, and Tim Davis.
Three additional screenings will occur at the following locations:
- BlackRock Center for the Arts | Saturday, January 14th at 12:30 p.m. | RSVP HERE
- Odd Fellows Lodge in partnership with Sandy Spring Slave Museum | Saturday, January 21st at 1:00 p.m.
- The Arts Barn | Friday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
A roundtable discussion will follow each of the film screenings to further community dialogue and understanding.
** Masks are encouraged for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery with the exception of water. **Eventbrite