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Directed by Jefferson Kincaid

Oregon 2018 90 mins.

Portland animator and long-time cable access producer Jefferson Kincaid’s new animated feature started out as a dive into the world of abstract expressionism following negative reviews of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith. His exploration turned into a four-year inquiry into the notion of what defines abstraction. Using the editing program Final Cut Pro 7 and starting with a simple three-dimensional model, Kincaid pushed the boundaries of imagery and software to create his own digital abstractions. With an original score by experimental composer Jeffrey Von Ragan, Kincaid’s film washes over the viewer and embeds itself into the subconscious. “I wanted the film to be reminiscent of wandering through a museum and gazing at many images that might begin to blur into one another.” Kincaid will be on hand to introduce and talk about his film.

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.