Film Screening: The Giverny Document (Single Channel) – Feb 26, 2020 @ 8:00pm @ VanCity Theatre (Vancouver)

For more information: VIFF website link

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

Cost: $13 (link to purchase tickets Click Here)

Event Description:

Panorama | Transmissions


Transmissions broadens our view of contemporary world cinema by showcasing noteworthy works that fall outside of traditional modes of distribution. Due to a variety of circumstantial factors, each of the films showcased in this series has failed to screen in the Vancouver area and is unlikely to otherwise.

Ja’Tovia Gary’s 42-minute kaleidoscope of a film interweaves a Nina Simone concert, on-the-fly interviews with Black women in Harlem, and images of Monet’s titular gardens, none of which have much to do with each other until you consider how the director integrates each element into a richly expressive montage. Through the eyes–or better yet, the ears–of Gary, this compendium of footage comes to express the trauma and resilience bound up in the cultural inheritance of Black women. So while the film’s method might seem dense or abstract, the motivations behind it are direct enough: to create a line of communication from one person to another.

Winner of the Moving Ahead award at 2019’s Locarno Film Festival as well as the Experimental Video Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The Giverny Document (Single Channel) moves to a mysterious, yet carefully modulated rhythm. Here’s the rare film to capture the purity of purpose, the clarity of expression, usually reserved for music. It cuts straight through you.

“The juxtaposition of the exclusive gardens and the bustle of Upper Manhattan makes for a metaphorical voyage of double consciousness…Viewers are left interrogating their own relationship to themselves as Gary excavates the interior lives of a population whose safety isn’t always guaranteed” –Rooney Elmi, Hyperallergic

Director: Ja’Tovia Gary
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2019
Running Time: 42 mins
Format: DCP
Classification: 19+
Related Links: Trailer | Article

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