Thursday, 18 February 2016 // 8-10PM

Experimental filmmaker Kelly Sears screens a selection of her animated films, followed by a Q&A with the audience.


Sears is an experimental animator who cuts up and collages imagery from American culture and politics to intervene with the history embedded in the frame. Working with appropriated images ranging from thrift store cast-offs to archival material, she uses animation to rebuild American histories that shift between the official and the uncanny while exploring contemporary narratives of power, such as manifest destiny, occupation and surveillance. Her work has screened at nearly every major museum and film festival, from the New York Museum of Modern Art to the Sundance Film Festival and everything in between.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre / San Francisco State University, California
cinedept [at] sfsu [dot]edu

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Kelly Sears is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Kelly Sears, A tone halfway between lightness and darkness still image (2015, TRT 7:30).
Image is courtesy of Filmmaker Kelly Sears and the San Francisco State University School of Cinema.