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Lexington Film League Showcase: Talena Sanders
September 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree 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. This month’s screening features a selection of short films by Talena Sanders, followed by a Q&A with the artist.
Talena Sanders is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist interested in the development of individual and collective senses of identity and belonging. Through examining the influences of visual and material culture, dress and adornment, and geographic place, her work seeks to understand the ways in which people produce their self-worth within and against social institutions. She holds an MFA from Duke University’s Experimental and Documentary Arts program and a BFA in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. Her work has been screened, exhibited and collected internationally, including at New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde, Marseille Festival of Documentary Film (FID Marseille), Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Viennale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Play-Doc Tui and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Her first feature experimental documentary film, Liahona, explores Mormonism in America and is distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. She is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the University of Montana and a proud Kentuckian.
Tokens and Penalties
I Need Thee Every Hour
Upside Flat Cloud Ground 1 – 9
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.