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“In This City” — Nohl Fellowship Anniversary Screenings

August 16, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

As part of a celebration of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship’s 15th Anniversary, this series of screenings showcases filmmakers and media artists who were past Nohl Fellowship winners. The film series presents artists’ current films as a way of reacquainting viewers with new directions in their work. Organized by Ben Balcom in collaboration with Polly Morris.

$5 General Admission


Nohl Fellowship Anniversary Screenings Schedule

Thursday, July 12 — Creature Comforts
Thursday, August 16 — In This City
Thursday, September 13 — Working Things Out

Doors at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

In This City (78 minutes)

I Keep My Eyes Peeled  Annie Killelea, Nohl 2007.

The Razor’s Edge  Stephanie Barber, Suitcase 2003 & Xavier Leplae, Nohl 2008. One friend tells another friend what she remembers from reading the Somerset Maugham novel The Razor's Edge ten or fifteen years ago. It is a sketchy and slanted remembering. They decide to shoot a film of this memory, a foggy tale with scant connection to the original but feeling the patronage of that text. Being artists and tricksters, they do it as a game, all in one week, with donated short-ends and gestural implications to narrative. What they really do is visit after years of not visiting. Endless talks about the state of the planet and our access to knowledge or the ineptitude of art. All this talking and the film turns out with almost no dialogue but sweeps through the city of Baltimore (which is often destitute, tropical and friendly).