BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES
CO-CURATED WITH CHRIS BOECKMANN OF TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES
VISITING DIRECTOR AND PANEL DISCUSSION!
Image Credit: THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES, Brett Story
//$5- $10 sliding scale at the door
Basilica Hudson is proud to announce the expansion of its Screenings Series through a new collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, a pioneering film festival dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film. The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors. The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors, featuring films by Brett Story, Kristen Johnson, Zhao Liang, Mehrdad Oskouei, and Tony Stone.
Following the premiere of Tony Stone’s 2016 documentary PETER AND THE FARM at True/False, Basilica Hudson co-founders Stone and Melissa Auf der Maur found a synergy of vision with the True/False mission and a collaboration was formed. Basilica Non-Fiction Film Series follows a similar model of a vibrant film festival in a small city surrounded by a rural landscape, attended by dedicated regional residents and national film enthusiasts.
Image Credit: THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES, Brett Story
Thursday, September 8 | 8PM
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES, Brett Story, 1hr 30min
Intro and Q & A with filmmaker Brett Story
Panel Discussion with The Greater Promised Neighborhood and Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center
The Screening takes place in the North Hall at 8pm with an intro by director Brett Story, followed by a panel discussion with directors and members from The Greater Promised Neighborhood and Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center around the themes of mass incarceration and the prison system in America today.
More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.
Brett Story is a geographer and non-fiction filmmaker based out of Toronto and New York. Her first feature-length film, the award-winning LAND OF DESTINY (2010), screened internationally and was broadcast on both Canadian and American television. She was the recipient of the Documentary Organization of Canada Institute’s 2014 New Visions Award, and is a nominee for the 2015 Ontario Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Brett holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto, where she was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for academic excellence. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is her second feature-length film. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs International Canadian Documentary Film Festival and the Colin Low Prize for Best Canadian Documentary Film at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in 2016. Brett is currently a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Centre
AWARDS + FESTIVALS // Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Best Canadian Documentary – Honorable Mention, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
About Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood
The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood is a place-based, cradle to career initiative modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone, aiming to break the intergenerational cycles of poverty, and to build strong, vibrant communities. GHPN believes in the Theory of Change; if educational and community support are continuous from before birth through college to career, then children will successfully break through the intergenerational cycle of poverty and reach their full potential. Recently, GHPN launched the Greater Hudson Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents (GHICIP), a partner in Osborne’s NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents. The mission of GHICIP is to support children impacted by incarceration through education, programming and policy changes that strengten families and the community.
Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center
The Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center (SBK) is a black led community-based organization committed to overcoming the long standing social and racial injustices that breed economic and social distress within the City of Hudson and Columbia County. SBK enacts change through its investment in building a community where people of color are empowered to intervene in the systems of oppression that impact them. We lead this shift through creating networks of support and service for each other, organizing for political representation and policy change, and educating youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.
ABOUT CHRIS BOECKMANN
Chris Boeckmann is a film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest and Ragtag Cinema. At True/False, he oversees the festival’s Neither/Nor sidebar, which brings documentary legends to mid-Missouri. And at Ragtag, he organizes free educational screenings with local nonprofit organizations. His writing has appeared in Film Comment and Filmmaker Magazine.
Now entering its fourteenth year, the True/False Film Fest honors outstanding work in the blossoming field of nonfiction cinema. True/False is a celebration of distinct filmmaking voices from all over the world and an opportunity to discuss and appreciate the ways in which documentary films are constructed. Taking place over one weekend in Columbia, Missouri, the fest is a non-fiction utopia, alive with enthusiasm for cinema, as festgoers pack screenings and even take part in a documentary parade. Focusing on collegiality and the connections between diverse filmmakers rather than on awards and honorifics, True/False fosters non-competitive camaraderie and an unhurried opportunity to view and discuss great films.
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