Random Acts of Flyness: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Random Acts of Flyness' poignant political poetry plays in harmony with its frenetic absurdist humor to create a singular musical television experience.


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A fluid, stream-of-conscious response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators weave together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more, creating a television show like nothing seen before.


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Critic Reviews for Random Acts of Flyness: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (17)

Each episode is filled to the brim with fantastical, inventive, interconnected vignettes that use song and dance numbers, animation, cable access aesthetics and even horror movie tropes to explore what it means to be black.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Rarely do we get to see TV treated as a conduit for change, a commons for discourse, or a medium for art; but "Random Acts of Flyness" manages all three in a tidy 30 minutes.

August 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Nance's camera gives his subjects the physical and metaphorical space to speak their truths as an audience of outsiders observes, listens, and hopefully learns in the process.

August 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Nance's show translates as something with roots in entertainment television, art house movies, and journalism-an experimental trip into blackness fly enough to post up in a modern-art museum.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Terence Nance paints the black experience with a canny, kaleidoscopic brush.

December 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is like a kaleidoscope, shifting perspectives from a man accosted by police to frustrated nonmonogamous girlfriends to adherents of Afro-Latino machismo to black bisexual men and their relative invisibility.

December 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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