Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:30 pm

Resistance Made Visual

Animations by Kelly Gallagher


992 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)

San Francisco, CA 94110

presented in association with the SFSU Documentary Film Institute's Pluralities Nonfiction Film Conference
Kelly Gallagher
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Admission: $10 General Admission                                                                                                                     Admission is $5 for Cinematheque members
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animation as transformation, animation as fluidity, animation as resurrection, animation as change, animation as slowing down time in order to examine it — Kelly Gallagher

The riotous collage animations of Kelly Gallagher are hand-crafted girl-powered glitter bombs exploding with scintillating color which stand as inspired exemplars of DIY cinema activism. Vibrating with a playfully innocent intimacy which belies a stridently radical politics, Gallagher’s works express a commitment to amplifying voices of the oppressed and marginalized while modeling a practice of engaged and accessible filmmaking. In a frantic fifteen minutes, Herstory of the Female Filmmaker (2009) presents a whirlwind revision of the cinema arts canon, a catalog of women filmmakers overlooked by mainstream narratives and patriarchal film school syllabi. Ceallaigh at Kilmainham (2013), filmed on the occasion of a personal pilgrimage to the filmmaker’s ancestral Ireland, is a more personal story of female family lineage, while Pennsylvania (2012) is a lush and abstract evocation of home and distance. Program also includes a trilogy of films dramatizing anti-racist action and anti-imperialist resistance—From Ally to Accomplice (2015), on John Brown and Marilyn Buck; Pearl Pistols (2014) on Queen Mother Moore and More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters (2016), on Lucy Parsons—and the recent Do You Want to Go for a Drive? (2016), a reflective, romantic and militant quasi-narrative on consent culture, sexual agency, love, violence and vengeance. As a special Bay Area bonus, Gallagher provides an exclusive in-progress preview of her newest work My Gossip. (Steve Polta)

Pictured: Kelly Gallagher: From Ally to Accomplice (2015)

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