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Working on It (Day Three)

Friday, Mar 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

From March 16–18, the Museum functions as a laboratory for explorations of the creative process. These day-long sessions will bring together filmmakers, critics, and the general public for work-in-progress screenings and performances, artist talks and discussions. Events take place in the Museum’s Redstone Theater and Bartos Screening Room.

Attend all First Look screenings and events, including Working on It, with the purchase of an All Festival pass ($160). Day passes for Working on It are also available below.

Day passes: ($15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for MoMI members).

Working on It, Session 3

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 12:00–6:00 p.m.

Redstone Theater, Bartos Theater, Fox Amphitheater, Video Screening Amphitheater 

12:00–2:00 p.m. Screening/Live Presentation/Workshop (Redstone Theater, Fox Amphitheater)

The Infernal Grove Project. The Infernal Grove is a multimedia project that challenges current definitions of drugs, crime, addiction and recovery. It creates space for conversations that have been largely absent in the discourses around these issues: conversations that integrate emotional, critical, and creative thinking, and that honor the knowledge and intelligence of people with lived experience of drug use. It’s based on the artists’ lived experience of drug use and the consequent interventions of state and medical establishments, which included both involuntary hospitalization and outpatient rehabilitation. Artists Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have invited moving-image makers Ellery Bryan and Devon Narine-Singh to help moderate a discussion around the shared themes of their work.

1:00–4:00 p.m. Work-in-Progress screening (Bartos Theater)

Three short films presented as works in progress from The Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. Presenting artists: Cameron Geeding, Nathan Gregg,  Audrey Roloff 

2:00–3:00 p.m. Work-in-Progress screening (Redstone Theater)

Filmmakers Stevie Walker-Webb and Christian Vasquez offer a work-in-progress presentation of Hundreds of Thousands. A family reeling from the unjust incarceration of an ailing mentally ill loved one, calls on their faith and the strength of community to right a systemic wrong. Music, love, and creativity are used to permeate the isolation of a solitary confinement cell, and a public performance on prison grounds is used to challenge the state to do better. Supported by If/Then Shorts, Field of Vision.

3:00–4:30 p.m. Live Performance/Work-in-Progress screening (Redstone Theater, Fox Amphitheater)

Filmmaker Anaiis Cisco offers a work-in-progress presentation of Drip Like Coffee, which explores Black womanhood, desire, and space, while rendering the Black female body as fluid. A short film presentation followed by a staged reading excerpted from a feature-length script. 

4:30–5:30 p.m. Live Presentation (Redstone Theater)

Artist Charlie Shackleton discusses the artistic evolution of his Virtual Reality performance work, As Mine Exactly, which will be presented in the third floor Behind the Screen gallery throughout the festival. Event will include a live demonstration and discussion with Dan Nuxoll and Maria Rhodes of Rooftop Films, and Curator of Film Eric Hynes. Supported by Rooftop Films. 

6:00–6:30 pm. Artist Talk/Live Presentation (Video Theater Amphitheater)

A conversation and Q&A between MoMI’s Sonia Epstein and artist Kathryn Hamilton about her film Our Ark and its accompanying gallery installation, Pieces of Ark, currently on display. 

Order Session 3 pass.