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Directed by Terence Nance

United States 2012 84 mins. In English

Visionary filmmaker Terence Nance wrote, produced, directed, and stars in this kaleidoscopic film about an artist exploring the notions of personal identity and missed opportunities.

Followed by In Dialogue, a post-film discussion moderated by ariella tai.

ariella tai is a video artist, film scholar, and independent programmer from Queens, New York. They are interested in the materiality of black performance and gesture as vernaculars which subvert, interrupt or defy the diegetic cohesiveness of narrative. They use appropriated media from film and television, analog video processing tools, film and installation to explore these interjections. They are one half of “the first and the last,” a fellowship, workshop and screening series supporting and celebrating the work of black women and femmes in film, video and new media art. They have shown work at PICA, the Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, the Northwest Film Center, Boathouse Microcinema, Wa Na Wari, Anthology Film Archives, Smack Mellon and MOCA.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.