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Virtual: Screening and Live Q&A of “Picture Character” with filmmaker
April 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As part of the Southern Art Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, a/perture cinema is virtually screening “Picture Character” and hosting a live Q&A with filmmaker Martha Shane, moderated by documentary filmmaker (and Winston-Salem’s own) Andrew Harrison Brown.
“Picture Character” is now available to rent for $10.00. a/perture cinema and the filmmakers will share the proceeds. Visit a/perture cinema for details on how to register for the live Q&A.
The rapid rise 📈 of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global 🌍 phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey complex messages have not only cemented emoji’s place as an emerging digital language 🗣, but prompted difficult questions 🤔 about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties 😣 to identity and inclusion. In PICTURE CHARACTER, Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers 👀 on a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan to mobile keyboards 📱 the world 🌎 over, and shed fresh light 💡 on the private consortium 👥 that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users.