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Thursday, Mar 12 at 7:30 pm

Evening Hours

with Talena Sanders

UnionDocs is thrilled to host Talena Sanders to explore themes of longing and performative desire in a program of short films from her practice and sphere of influence.

Talena Sanders makes films that explore individual and collective senses of identity. From essay films to diaristic personal work, her films weave together disparate audiovisual source materials to dig into the complexity of lived and shared experiences.

Alongside her work, Sanders has chosen a selection of short films that shift between self-presentation and considering how one is seen by a lover and by the wider world. The program includes historical queer films created by Bay Area film artists that trace a lineage for a project she is currently developing. These works are screened in dialogue with contemporary works that plumb the depths of depicting desire, sensuality, and longing.

This event is co-presented with the Museum Of The Moving Image as part of their First Look Festival.

Program

Cleansed II

Barbara Hammer 1969 7:43min.

Shot in Northern California on the Sonoma Coast and in the woodlands, the beauty and sparkle of silent Super8 is breathtaking and wondrous reminding the viewer of a time before depletion and pollution marked the landscape.

Reasonable Watchfulness

Talena Sanders 2018, 7min.

Transitions while longing for other places and people, like a fox on the run.

Audition

Karen Yasinksy 2012 4:12min.

Radiating with deep melancholy, the alternation of a woman prancing across a strip club stage in bright colours with a black-and-white sequence of a hand leafing through an old photo book remains utterly enigmatic. Questioning our perceptual habits, both the visuals and the soundtrack oppose distortion with clarity.

Rehearsal

Talena Sanders 2019 2:34min.

Silent. Preparations for performances.

Between My Flesh and the World’s Fingers

Talena Sanders 2018, 31 mins.

Inspired by queer proto-feminist turn of the century writer Mary MacLane, director Talena Sanders creates a dreamy, incantatory essay film. A tactile collage of MacLane’s still bold diary entries, archival material, recreation, and contemporary landscape photography of MacLane’s Butte, Montana, the film melds past and present, biography and autobiography, iconoclasm and experimentalism.

We Have Always Been on Fire

Sasha Wortzel 2018, 6min
Inspired by queer proto-feminist turn of the century writer Mary MacLane, director Talena Sanders creates a dreamy, incantatory essay film. A tactile collage of MacLane’s still bold diary entries, archival material, recreation, and contemporary landscape photography of MacLane’s Butte, Montana, the film melds past and present, biography and autobiography, iconoclasm and experimentalism.

84 min

Talena Sanders is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist. She received her M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Her work has been screened, exhibited and collected internationally, including at New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde, Marseille Festival of Documentary Film (FID Marseille), Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Viennale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Play-Doc Tui and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. She is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies and Director of the Film Studies program at Sonoma State University.

 

 

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Date
Thursday, Mar 12
Time
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost
Free – $10
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