Solange Knowles and The Criterion Channel just dropped the remastered director’s cut of her short film, When I Get Home.
In honor of the film and album’s two-year anniversary, the remastered director’s cut is available on The Criterion Channel. In addition, digital activations will take place on Solange’s BlackPlanet page throughout this week. These activations include special screenings of various performances and art installations that have taken place since When I Get Home’s release, along with a digital quilt personally collaged by the artist featuring images and stories submitted by fans about the album’s transformative impact on their life.
The album, which was written, performed and executive produced by Solange, and its accompanying art film, finds the multi-disciplinary artist’s deeply introspective vision of a spiritual expedition reckoning with the question, “Where is home?” The film taps imagery of her hometown’s (Houston, TX) culture with flights of surrealism spotlighting black cowboys, space, futurist worlds, and ritualistic movements that characterize evolution as a recurring presence. Solange explores concepts of origin, fear, safety, and reclamation through the power of ancestral roots and the creation of one’s own kaleidoscopic universe. When I Get Home is a dazzling immersion into the imagination of an artist whose vision knows no bounds.
Check out the remastered director’s cut of When I Get Home on The Criterion Channel here.