"A Moment of Truth + Sin"
A short film by Christian Johnson
May 2017- November 2017
Filmmaker Christian Johnson used his WAM Residency to begin production on his first full-scale film production, "A Moment of Truth + Sin." The film is a psychological thriller about a black man who is tormented with thoughts of self-harm and marital aggression toward his white wife. A fluid and esoteric portrait of a contemporary Oakland amidst gentrification and social upheaval, "A Moment of Truth + Sin" strikingly and brutally confronts these attendant underlying social and historical tensions still to be resolved.
About Christian Johnson
Born in Oakland, California, Christian Johnson is a writer, image maker, and film curator. His work aims to create multilayered revolutionary images of the black body in motion. Johnson was a member of the Black Aesthetic Collective, a curator for the Black Aesthetic Film Series and a contributor to the "Black Aesthetic Season 1: Black Women in Film" publication.