‘Blknws’ Imagined a Cable News Network with a Black Perspective — It’ll Now Be an A24 Movie

‘Blknws’ Imagined a Cable News Network with a Black Perspective — It’ll Now Be an A24 Movie
Many filmmakers have tried their hand at fine arts (and vice versa), but it’s rare to see an art exhibition adapted into a feature film. But that could be changing soon, as A24 has announced that it is teaming up with filmmaker and multimedia artist Kahlil Joseph on a film adaptation of his acclaimed installation “Blknws.” Though Joseph has received critical acclaim for his short films and art exhibitions, this will mark his feature directorial debut.

“Blknws” was an immersive, fictional newscast that satirized America’s “news-creation industrial complex.” Through a combination of original content and aggregated news footage, it imagined what a cable news network run from a Black perspective would look like. An official press release for the installation described it as “a fugitive newscast that rejuvenates what news can be, ‘Blknws’ aims to become a bona fide news network that can only be accessed at specific terrestrial sites.
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