Portland filmmaker Chris Freeman’s work explores issues of masculinity and identity through video, photography, and performance. Fashioning short self-portraits in constructed situations, the works seek to portray contradictions in social groups that might be so “normal” they are not even defined as groups. Often humorous and ironic, his own “far-from-perfect male body” portrays the pressures of strength, vigilance, and competitiveness men subject themselves to in societal forms. Included in the program are, Chris Freeman Takes His Shirt Off (2010), When Chris Freeman Was Visited by a Ghost (2011), and Chris Freeman’s 34th Birthday (2014), which explores the division between internal and external perceptions of aging.
Genres: Northwest Filmmaker