Film Series: “Montage”: Niki Lopez: What is your Elephant?
May 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to announce an exciting new film series that will that
will provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to engage a local following. Montage will feature curated film
screenings, industry networking events, workshops, artist talks and panel discussions. The film series will take
place on the last Thursday of each month and will rotate among the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Bailey
Contemporary Arts and the Historic Ali Cultural Arts. The series begins February 28, 2019 at 7pm at the
Cultural Center. Tickets for all events are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Tickets are available online
and at the Cultural Center Box Office.
May 30 – Niki Lopez: What is your Elephant?
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
The March film is Caressed from Niki Lopez, whose artwork was featured last year at an exhibition at Ali. This
program will take place at the Cultural Center.
“This short film ‘Caressed’ is an art film and a self-portrait, mixed-media video installation combining
performance art and a poem I wrote about a traumatic childhood memory,” explained Lopez, who was featured
in People magazine regarding her growing up in a cult and the ensuring abuse. “This intimate piece is a part of
series with my personal artwork within the art movement: What’s Your Elephant – Creative Conversations
about the Unknown.”
The intentions behind Lopez’ work is to not only share a personal elephant but to have discussions surrounding
unspoken topics such as abuse, survivors of abuse, awareness, the power of a ‘share’ and how the arts can be
used to heal, to empower and to educate. This session will consist of a video screening, performance and artist
lead discussion based on the mission of “What’s Your Elephant.”