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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street

Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
of our summer exhibitions

Reopening June 2, 2022
ArchiveEvent
11 Apr 19·7:00 PM

Screening and Discussion

Deanna Bowen: On Trial The Long Doorway

Offsite at Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver

Join us for a special screening and discussion of Bowen’s edited cut of On Trial The Long Doorway, co-commissioned by CAG and Mercer Union, Toronto, and produced with support from the Western Front.

On Trial The Long Doorway focuses on a lost 1956 CBC teledrama titled The Long Doorway, in which Bowen’s great uncle Herman Risby played a supporting role, and tells the story of a Black legal aid lawyer tasked with representing a white University of Toronto student charged with the assault of a rising Black basketball player. The screening will be followed by a talk with Bowen, discussing familial connections and repressed histories and traumas of Black communities within Canada and the US.