My First Film (2019)

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 7 – 8:30 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

My First Film

(Zia Anger, 2019, USA, digital with live performance, 75 min)

My First Film is a feature-length multimedia performance in which filmmaker Zia Anger interacts with media on screen and with the audience, using real-time text, spontaneous Google searches, audience directives, and AirDrops. Through the performance, Anger probes and dissects her “abandoned” works to re-imagine the relationship between the audience, the filmmaker, the movie theater, and cinema, and erases the line between a filmmaker’s corporeal body and their body of work. A vital, singular, innovative performance that explores what it means to be a woman and an artist, the project showcases Anger’s sensibilities and pushes the boundaries of cinematic experience. “A cathartic collective experiment in what it might mean to challenge failure, recalibrate it, and reclaim it anew.”—Sight and Sound

In person: filmmaker Zia Anger


Image: My First Film (2019)