Screening & Live Event
My First Film

Part of Curators' Choice 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

A Live Performance by Zia Anger

Dir. Zia Anger. 2019, 75 mins. Live Performance & Digital projection. This multimedia performance from moving image artist Zia Anger finds her staging live interactions with on-screen media and the audience, using real-time text, spontaneous Google searches, audience directives and AirDrops. Anger deconstructs her unrealized projects to re-imagine the relationship between the audience, the filmmaker, and the movie theater, while erasing the line between an artist's physical body and their cinematic corpus. A richly suggestive piece that likewise explores what it means to be a woman and an artist in today's context, My First Film answers the anxieties of a post-cinema world by confronting them head on. “Anger confronts one of the principal frustrations of independent filmmaking: the creation of a film that fails to get any release at all...and in My First Film, she does something about it—and, in the process, creates an altogether new and daring work of art.” - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

This program is sold out. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line.

Tickets: $18 ($15 seniors and students / discounted for Museum members. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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