Artists' Television Access

Resistance Made Visual: Animations by Kelly Gallagher

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:30 pm, $5 members-$10 general

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SF Cinematheque in association with the SFSU Documentary Film Institute’s Pluralities Nonfiction Film Conference present:
Kelly Gallagher in person

Advance tickets available here

animation as transformation, animation as fluidity, animation as resurrection, animation as change, animation as slowing down time in order to examine it — Kelly Gallagher

The riotous collage animations of Kelly Gallagher are hand-crafted girl-powered glitter bombs exploding with scintillating color which stand as inspired exemplars of DIY cinema activism. Vibrating with a playfully innocent intimacy which belies a stridently radical politics, Gallagher’s works express a commitment to amplifying voices of the oppressed and marginalized while modeling a practice of engaged and accessible filmmaking. In a frantic fifteen minutes, Herstory of the Female Filmmaker (2009) presents a whirlwind revision of the cinema arts canon, a catalog of women filmmakers overlooked by mainstream narratives and patriarchal film school syllabi. Ceallaigh at Kilmainham (2013), filmed on the occasion of a personal pilgrimage to the filmmaker’s ancestral Ireland, is a more personal story of female family lineage, while Pennsylvania (2012) is a lush and abstract evocation of home and distance. Program also includes a trilogy of films dramatizing anti-racist action and anti-imperialist resistance—From Ally to Accomplice (2015), on John Brown and Marilyn Buck; Pearl Pistols (2014) on Queen Mother Moore and More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters (2016), on Lucy Parsons—and the recent Do You Want to Go for a Drive? (2016), a reflective, romantic and militant quasi-narrative on consent culture, sexual agency, love, violence and vengeance. As a special Bay Area bonus, Gallagher provides an exclusive in-progress preview of her newest work My Gossip. (Steve Polta)

Pictured: Kelly Gallagher: From Ally to Accomplice (2015)


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