Faculty filmmakers to screen works

January 25, 2013 | Arts, UToday, — Visual and Performing Arts
By Angela Riddel

The first work in the UT Faculty Film Screenings Series will be shown Friday, Jan. 25.

The free, public screenings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Room 1039.

Popcorn and a soft drink will be available.

After the screening, the filmmaker will be on hand to discuss her work.

Listed by date, films and faculty members will be:

• Jan. 25 — “Homecoming… Sometimes I am Haunted by Memories of Red Dirt and Clay” by Charlene Gilbert, professor and chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Using rare archival photographs, and analysis by scholars and land reform activists, “Homecoming” paints a picture of the courageous journey of black farmers who started as freed slaves after the Civil War.

Packages still• Feb. 8 — “Packages” and “Trust” by Tammy Kinsey, professor of film in the Department of Theatre and Film. “Packages” is a digital video comprised of found footage and commercial advertising images in an examination of objectification of the male body. “Trust” is a piece made from digital and traditional elements chronicling the experience of traveling alone as a female, observations of the road while on an internal and external journey.

• Feb. 15 — “the dumdum capital of the world” by Holly Hey, associate professor of film in the Department of Theatre and Film. This is a first-person video document and an experimental moving image meditation that illuminates social constructs and political barriers about sexuality, core values, self and human instinct. Visible and latent hostilities directed toward queerness surface through first-person examinations.

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