Film Screening on the Emory Quadrangle
October 6th, 2021, 7:30 PM, EST
Location: Emory University Quadrangle
In case of rain, the film will be shown in Ackerman Hall on Level Three of the Carlos Museum and masks will be required in accordance with Emory’s Gathering Policy.
The Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives. Starting as a procession through the LA State Historic Park, Sweet Land becomes an opera that erases itself.
Named “Best New Opera” by the Music Critics Association of North America in 2021, The Industry’s Sweet Land is a grotesque historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join us on Emory’s Quadrangle for an outdoor screening of the film version of Sweet Land, recorded in March of 2020, outside in Los Angeles State Historic Park.
“opera as astonishment” — Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
“a head-spinning abstraction of colonialism and whitewashed mythology” — Joshua Barone, The New York Times
“a gut punch” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Click HERE to watch a trailer for the flim.
Click HERE to view a digital program for the 2020 Los Angeles production.