“No matter what she does, Okwui Okpokwasili is riveting.”


Bronx Gothic is a portrait of writer, performer, and MacArthur Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic. Providing a space for audiences to engage with the political terrain of her brown body, Okpokwasili’s performance features a multi-disciplinary display of dance, singing, drama, and comedy, all of which find their way into the film. With intimate vérité access to the artist and her audiences off the stage, the film also probes Okpokwasili’s creative process, providing a forum for discussion of the complex social issues and personal trauma embodied in Okpokwasili’s work.  

Ticketing through Grasshopper Films. To view film, ticket buyers create a log-in in through Grasshopper and purchase ticket through from their site. Members can add a promo link on the purchase page, which provides free access to the film (email membership@icaboston.org for code).

Rental is 72 hours. 

This film contains sexually frank dialogue of adolescent girls discovering and exploring their sexuality.