Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets: $6-$12 sliding scale
Filmmakers Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson and Raymond Rea will present experimental non-fiction and animation at July’s installation of Cellular Cinema. Representing the Fargo/Moorhead area, Rea and K-Nelson will share an evening of personal storytelling, exploring family history, genealogy, mythology, memory, immigration, gender, and sexuality.
Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson’s film work has been presented at festivals in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. K-Nelson has screened her films at venues such as Slamdance, the Walker Art Center, the D.C. National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Her work has received awards, including the ICDOC Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography, Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Griot Editorial Best Editing Award, and the UFVA Award of Merit for Documentary Filmmaking. Her films explore issues including memory and landscape, and often navigates modes of image making between experimental documentary or animated documentary practice. She is currently a Professor of Film at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Raymond Rea is a filmmaker and writer. He worked for over a decade with San Francisco’s Theatre Rhubarb, a company dedicated to staging rarely seen and risk-taking theatre works. His own production company, Density Over Duration, has produced 8 stage works, 8 short films and an experimental narrative feature. His film and video work has screened nationally and internationally. Ray’s writing has been produced at EXIT Stage Left, EXIT Mainstage, BUILD and the Theatre Rhino in San Francisco. Grants include awards from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, The Vermont Council on the Arts, The Film Arts Foundation (Personal Works), among others. Ray lives in Moorhead, MN where he founded and directs the F-M LGBT Film Festival and is a Professor of Film in the School of Media Arts & Design at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
Cellular Cinema is an organically evolving, ongoing screening series of experimental film, video, and performance. We are the only regularly occurring event in Minneapolis or St. Paul that features short form, experimental contemporary moving image art.
The Cellular Cinema community is dedicated to the idea that moving image art can be a realm of exploration, improvisation and play on a small scale, using a wide range of tools, techniques and technologies, unbound by the commercial considerations of mainstream narrative media.
We have the capacity to screen work on 16mm, super-8, sometimes with multiple projectors, sometimes including live sound or performance accompaniment, as well as HD and SD video.