Kelly Sears: Experimental Animation

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Still image of students at desk from Kelly Sears film
Experimental filmmaker Kelly Sears screens a selection of her animated films, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
School of Cinema
School of Cinema
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Sears is an experimental animator who cuts up and collages imagery from American culture and politics to intervene with the history embedded in the frame. Working with appropriated images ranging from thrift store cast-offs to archival material, she uses animation to rebuild American histories that shift between the official and the uncanny while exploring contemporary narratives of power, such as manifest destiny, occupation and surveillance. Her work has screened at nearly every major museum and film festival, from the New York Museum of Modern Art to the Sundance Film Festival and everything in between.

Sears is one of three experimental documentary filmmakers visiting the School of Cinema in February for screenings and hands-on workshops with students.


Kelly Sears

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