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MOCA Moving Images: “Are You Down?” Documentary Film Screening & Conversation

In conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)'s exhibition, “Michael Richards: Are You Down?,” the museum honors late artist Michael Richards’ birthday with a special film screening and conversation. The virtual event will highlight Richards’ powerful sculpture and drawing practice, the circumstances of his passing on September 11, his friendships, and his enduring influence on cultural communities in New York City, Miami, and beyond.

Documentary film co-directors Dennis Scholl and Juan Matos join artist Luis Gispert for a one-time screening of this 30-minute, work-in-progress documentary about Richards. A conversation, moderated by Donnamarie Baptiste, will follow.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about Michael Richards through the eyes and testimonials of those who were closest to him. Gispert, who was friends with Richards and is interviewed in the film, offers us a more intimate look into his life, drawing us closer to his genius.

The event will be streamed LIVE on YouTube. To watch live, visit

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of MOCA


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