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Lexington Film League Showcase: Nomi Talisman and Dee Hibbert-Jones “The Last Day of Freedom”

September 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public

As part of 21c’s ongoing commitment to working with the local arts community to provide cultural programming that is free and open to the public, 21c Lexington invites you to our new monthly film series in partnership with the Lexington Film League. At this month’s event in partnership with the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, 21c will welcome filmmakers Nomi Talisman and Dee Hibbert-Jones for a screening of their animated documentary The Last Day of Freedom, followed by a discussion on the film. University of Kentucky College of Law professor Albertina Antognini will provide commentary.

About The Last Day of Freedom
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision – should he call the police? Last Day of Freedom, a richly animated personal narrative, tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment. The film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day – veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice.

About Nomi Talisman and Dee Hibbert-Jones
Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman are academy award nominated, Emmy award winning filmmakers, who have been working together since 2004, collaborating on art, film and interactive projects that look at the ways power structures and politics impact everyday lives. They were awarded the Gideon award for support to indigent minorities and the Veteran’s Braintrust Award for their recent film Last Day of Freedom.  The  Center for Documentary Studies at Duke awarded them the 2015 Filmmaker Award created to honor and support documentary filmmakers who connect to the power of the documentary tradition and whose works are potential catalysts for education and change. Hibbert-Jones and Talisman are currently Guggenheim Fellows, working on they newest documentary film about the failures in the criminal justice system. Dee is an Associate Professor of Art & New Media at UC Santa Cruz and Founder/Co-director of the Social Practice Research Center SPARC at UCSC; Nomi is a freelance editor and animator. 

About the Lexington Film League Showcase
The Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington will present monthly programs that reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary film and video practice in the region and the world. The programs will include new works made by young artists, important works made by living artists, and historical works made by marginalized artists. The programs will include works made in different media, including single-channel films and videos, as well as performances. The programs will also include works that reference different genres, including abstract, non-narrative, documentary, and fictional works. The primary focus of the Showcase will be to introduce Lexington audiences to important film and video works that are not currently available in the area. The ultimate goal of the Showcase is to promote Lexington and 21c as a venue for artistic film and video work.

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September 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public
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