Women With Knives Film Tour


Tuesday, June 10th

Doors 8:30PM | Films 9PM

Toy Boat Community Art Space

101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803

$5 suggested donation

Experimental animators Kelly Gallagher, Lauren Cook, and Charlotte Taylor take to the road with their handcrafted films, bringing their award winning works across the east coast summer 2014. The lineup features short experimental animation on 16mm & video, and includes no less that TWO films in 3D!

Lauren Cook’s Films:

PXXXL (3 min/35mm/video) – Using century-old technology, PXXXL creates digital glitch from analogue process. It was animated directly on the celluloid without a camera in a darkroom using lights, objects, and handmade lenses shown in Rainbow Depth 3D.

Altitude Zero (5 min/16mm) – A feminist palimpsest of cinematic representation.

Handmade (3 min/35mm) – In stark contrast to video, Handmade, focuses on the grain of the celluloid and the organic nature of emulsion. It was created by contact printing images with a flashlight in a darkroom without the use of a camera, labs, digital editing, or any type of sound equipment.

Kelly Gallagher’s Films:

The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker (14min/video) – An eccentric, animated documentary on the “herstory” about some of motion picture’s greatest (and often overlooked) contributors.

Pen Up the Pigs (12 min/video) – A handcrafted, collage animation that explores connections between slavery and present-day institutionalized racism and mass incarceration.

Charlotte Taylor’s Films:

The Edge of Summer (4 min/16mm) – A stereoscopic, silhouette animation about a girl who falls in love with the sun. Shot on a handmade animation stand, using a custom designed 3D optical system.

Secrets (3min/16mm) – Shadows and photograms hand-processed and contact printed with found optical sound.

Leaf (3 min/16mm) – A leaf is place on a glass plate… found footage and direct animation.

Aurora and the Sea (1min/video) – The animated story of a girl and her journey to the sea.


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