Speed Cinema Presents: Sneak Preview: The Nine
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Speed Art Museum Cinema
Directed by Katy Grannan
"A dreamy portrait…You can tell that this is a film made by a visual artist." --Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine
In her first feature film, photographer and filmmaker Katy Grannan captures an intimate, and at times distrubing, view into an America most would rather ignore. Set within Modesto, California's notorious South Ninth Street--the Nine--a no-man's land where the rules of polite society do not apply, the film caputres a community on the edge. The film focuses on the charismatic and enthusiastic Kiki, whose magnetic optimism is a means of self-preservation.
Grannan expands on the ideas she explored in an earlier photo series The Ninety Nine in which she revisited the area of photographer Dorothea Lange's work in California during the Depression. Grannan will introduce the film and there will be a post-screening Q & A with the director. 2016, U.S., DCP, 98 minutes.
Grannan's photographs are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. She's also a long-time contributor to the New York Tiomes Magazine, The New Yorker and other publications. Grannan received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from the Yale School of Art. She was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 new faces of independent film.
Co-sponsored by the Hite Art Institute, Department of Fine Arts, University of Louisville.