May 23rd – Kelly Sears: Filmmaker in Person!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
29th Street Ballroom at Spider House (map)
Austin, TX
Admission: $7 general/$5 students with ID

Experimental Response Cinema and 29th Street Ballroom host Galveston-based animator and filmmaker KELLY SEARS, whose internationally-exhibited collage films are culled from discarded periodicals, books, archives, and orphan cinema. Drawing on experimental, documentary and narrative practices and featuring both analog and digital animation techniques, her films harness images of the past to reflect on the present. She is a current resident at the Galveston Artist Residency and a 2009-2011 fellow at the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her films have screened widely, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Film Fest, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sundance, and Anthology Film Archives. The approximately one-hour program will be followed by a Q & A moderated by Caroline Koebel with Kelly Sears.

Films include: Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise, Imprinted, Cover Me Alpha, Voice on the Line, The Body Besieged, Jean, The Believers, He Hates to be Second, The Drift, Angels Chant Like Witches, Devil’s Canyon, and Charles and Christopher.