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Working on It (Day One)

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm

The Working on It program, which offers a lab-like environment for work-in-progress screenings, workshops, and discussions about the artistic process, will take place during the day March 15–17, and is open to the public.  

Day One

12:00–5:00 p.m.: Reverse Shot Emerging Critics Workshop (PRIVATE) 

2:00–2:30 p.m.: Opening Salvo, Working on It 2023 

2:30–4:00 p.m.: Work-in-Progress screening (Redstone Theater) 

Filmmaker Frank Heath presents his film Centralia, followed by a discussion with Curator of Science and Technology Sonia Epstein. Centralia is slow-burn landscape-horror film focused on the near ghost town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, a site devastated by the effects of a subterranean coal fire that has burned for more than 60 years. The work is entirely soundtracked by the full length LP “Ancient Songs of Burlap Heros” by Columbia Icefield, a group led by renowned Trumpet player and composer Nate Wooley. 

4:00–5:00 p.m.: Live performance / Work-in-Progress presentation (Redstone Theater) 

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher return to discuss the development of Spectral Transmissions, their live interactive music cinema and storytelling project—new works in progress will explore the uneasy relationship between memory, technology, and mediated experience. 

Followed by a reception sponsored by the School of Visual Arts BFA Film Department and the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. 

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). Order Session 1 pass.

Working on It is presented with support from: The Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism; BFA Film Department, School of Visual Arts; Kickstarter; Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program; the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and in partnership with If/Then Shorts and Polish Cultural Institute New York.