Ghosts of Lost Futures Nov. 8, 2021

Dear ERCATXers,

We’re back!

Back from a lengthy hiatus

Back from pandemic hermitage

Back from the doomscroll of the small screen

Back from the Texas lege’s latest oppressessions

Back on a double shift of Maintenance Art

and back to the future!

Back to the…lost future?


This November, come reunite with us at AFS Cinema for a look at what happens to history when it goes into an archive and comes out the other side, fifty years later.

On Monday, November 8 at 7pm, we will screen Ghosts of Lost Futures, an amazing, appropriation-based film program that debuted last year at the Dallas Museum of Art. ten films by ten artists were commissioned by the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection and they draw upon footage shot in Dallas in 1970 from the WFAA Newsfilm Collection, the year of the archive’s founding.

Artist, educator and program curator Michael A. Morris writes, “these films are profound meditations on mourning, melancholy, disaster, and various reinterpretations of the events of 2020 and 2021 through images of Dallas’s past.”

Join us for this special evening! Morris will be in virtual attendance for a post-screening Q&A!

Are you a student? Buy online, and get 50% off your ticket with the code, student50 at checkout! 

Can’t wait to see you there.

Image: Curt Heiner, The Stars of Texas Shine Tonight