From today’s NY Times men’s fash’ rag. – Kahlil filmed portions of this new film, with the working title of “Flypaper,” here on the Hill, out of our house (the bookshop was featured in his Aloe Blacc short “I Need A Dollar“), and in George Preston & Evelyn Neal’s homes. How the author can fail to mention “Wildcats” is beyond me.  Expect a large dose of cool in a world that’s lost its. (wardrobe from HABITnyc)

Art Matters: Sense of Place
Hip-hop fans know something the art world is just finding out: For the most lyrical, surreal and sensitive portraits of black life today, look to Kahlil Joseph. Born in Seattle, the 36-year-old Joseph discovered the films of Andrei Tarkovsky while studying art and photography at Loyola Marymount University in L.A., and later edited films for Terrence Malick. The influence of these men, who shape their stories with mood rather than plot, became apparent when Joseph started making his own atmospheric short films, mostly for musicians. His 2010, three-and-a-half-minute video for Shabazz Palaces’s ‘‘Belhaven Meridian,’’ for example, is a virtuosic single-take tour through the streets of Watts, with the camera floating past pickup football games. Like his most famous collaborator, Beyoncé, for whom he directed portions of the charged visual album ‘‘Lemonade’’ (earning an Emmy nod), Joseph rarely gives interviews, preferring to speak through his enigmatic works. His latest (untitled as of press time) is a movie shot in Harlem and inspired by Roy DeCarava’s renowned portraits of jazz artists and street scenes. Debuting at N.Y.C.’s New Museum this month, it will be paired with ‘‘m.A.A.d.,’’ from 2014, which is set to Kendrick Lamar’s second album, and depicts a Compton where men race on horseback and hang upside-down from streetlights. New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni describes the show as a ‘‘bicoastal visual trip’’ across ‘‘two centers of the African-American experience.’’ — RYAN LEE WONG

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