Selection of short films (Vanessa Renwick, USA, approx. 90 min, in English)
The ethos of DIY (do-it-yourself) punk rock inspires this filmmaking. Vanessa Renwick visits from Portland, Oregon, where she is founder of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass and has been making movies for nearly 35 years. Focusing on glimpses of outsiders from the Pacific Northwest, or the landscapes that surround them, her creatively eclectic filmmaking covers a range of style, subject matter, and tone through experimental approaches to the moving image. Once you’ve seen them, you won’t soon forget. This evening’s screenings offer a range of extraordinary work from her extensive and often surprising filmography.
Introduction by Josh Guilford (Amherst)
The director will be present for discussion.