The Films of Kelly Gallagher
Saturday, November 14, 7 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
Filmmaker Martha Colburn once said that animation is like resurrection. Through animation, you are able to bring the dead back to life. In this program of films and animations by Kelly Gallagher, both political and personal histories are resurrected and brought to the forefront, clashing and intersecting with struggles of the present.
Kelly Gallagher is an experimental animator and filmmaker interested in handcrafted filmmaking and exploring the ways in which handmade animations make labor visible. Her theoretical work explores the radical political possibilities of experimental animation, and the ways in which animation can be utilized to visualize stories of resistance. Her films have screened worldwide at film festivals, galleries, and museums including: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, London ICA Artists’ Film Biennial, Cinema Festival of Experimental Film in Paris, Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade, Berlin Mobile Kino, and the Lucca Film Festival. She is the recipient of the 2014 Helen Hill Award from Indie Grits and the 2015 Popular Jury Prize at Fronteira Film Festival. She currently resides in Ohio, where she is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College.
Works Like Magic (2012, 2 min loop)
The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker (2009, 15 min)
Pennsylvania (2012, 2 min)
I AM THE MACE (2013, 4 min)
Pearl Pistols (2014, 3 min)
Ceallaigh at Kilmainham (2013, 7 min)
Photographs From My Father (2014, 14 min)
Pen Up the Pigs (2014, 12 min)
FROM ALLY TO ACCOMPLICE (2015, 18 min)
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