Ecologies and Other Earthly Movements with Melissa Friedling
TUE 1 MAR 2016 7.00PM-9.00PM
32 2nd Avenue
New York City
Media Studies Professor, Melissa Friedling and Cate Giordano were in person for a post-screening discussion moderated by Flaherty Board President and Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Program Officer Chi-hui Yang on March 1, 2016.
This program proposes that our changing relationship to the planet, and the alienated anxieties it seems to be producing, is not occurring without avid and imaginative human responses. We find ourselves in landscapes ravaged by an angry planet. We romanticize the vastness of our country-scapes even while creating closed systems of belief. In this program, speculation and satire function as salves for our ecological sorrows. Our bodies race and convulse beyond language as they inhabit suburban,urban and outer space, animated environs and America’s mythological great plains.
This screening is co-programmed by Cauleen Smith and 2009-2011 Vera List Center Fellow and Media Studies Professor Lana Lin,co-presented with The Flaherty.