Kalup Linzy (b. 1977)
Conversations wit de Churen IV: Play Wit De Churen (2005)
2005, 15:49 min, color, sound

Linzy's "Conversations Wit de Churen" series presents "a populous and intensely imagined narrative, one based in part on the soap operas and sitcoms he watched as a child," writes Holland Cotter in The New York Times. Linzy draws upon "the daytime drama format, with its turgid emoting and big secrets, to present the life of a fictional African-American family called the Braswells in the rural South."

Written, Directed, and Edited by Kalup Linzy. Lighting: Jayson Keeling. Matissa's Costumes: Laura Seymore. Katonya, Taiwan: Kalup Linzy. Matissa: Matthew Day Jackson. Agnus: Andrew Guenther. Tom: Mckainne Thomas. Harry: Shaun Leonardo. Voice Overdubs: Kalup Linzy. Music: "Memory Lane" performed by Minnie Riperton. "You've Got A Friend" performed by Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. "What Is Love" performed by En Vogue. "I Love The Lord" performed by Legend Series (Karaoke). -- EAI

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