Akron Soul Train, in partnership with the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art, will premiere “Disconnected,” a short film by Jonathan Chiarle, Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. The event takes place at the Myers School of Art auditorium, 150 E. Exchange St.
Chiarle was Akron Soul Train’s 2019 LGBTQ artist-in-residence. As part of his residency, he conducted workshops, sharing with others the art of filmmaking. To kick off his premiere event, he’ll begin with a short talk on his process and show a collection of previous work, followed by the premiere of “Disconnected.” If time allows, there will be a Q&A session after.
Chiarle said he uses the film to elicit empathy and bring awareness to the stories and characters often not seen nor heard. Many find themselves navigating through spaces occupied by people and crowds, yet feeling alone, feeling like an “other.” “Disconnected” is a meditation on loneliness and of not feeling connected in the modern world, reflected through strangers on a bus.
For info, visit www.akronsoultrain.org.