NSCAD hosts doc series #WhereIFindFilm
August 30, 2016

From the documentary Ghostland.

NSCAD University and the Atlantic Film Festival invite audiences to linger and talk following screenings of some of the festival's most interesting, innovative and challenging documentaries.

NSCAD professors will facilitate discussion as part of the series, #WhereIFindFilm. Following each of six daytime screenings, film lovers are invited to join in the conversation, and deepen their engagement with the moving image. All screenings will take place at Park Lane Cinemas.

Here’s a look at the line-up:

The Bad Kids - Teachers at a Mojave Desert high school take an unconventional approach to improve the lives of their struggling students.
Saturday, Sept 17, 4 pm
Facilitator: Dr. April Mandrona, having completed her PhD at Concordia and recently a post-doctorate at McGill, hired by NSCAD to teach in the area of Art Education within the Division of Art History and Critical Studies.

Author: T.J. Leroy Story - The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.
Sunday, Sept 18, 4:15 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Karin Cope teaches writing, pedagogy and queer theory in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at NSCAD. Karin’s recent book is a collection of poetry published by Nimbus called What We Do to Stay Afloat.

Burden - The documentary meticulously explores Chris Burden, a complex, ever-evolving individual who became one of the most admired artists of his generation.
Monday, Sept 19, 4 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Jayne Wark, NSCAD professor of Art History and author of Radical Gestures: Feminist Performance Art in North America, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Ghostland - With echoes of The Gods Must Be Crazy, this road movie follows a group of Ju/'Hoansi Bushmen on their journey to Europe.
Tuesday, Sept 20, 4 pm
Facilitator: Marcia Connolly, award winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker teaches filmmaking and scriptwriting at NSCAD. Her latest documentary, Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, received two awards at the 2015 Atlantic Film Festival:  best Atlantic documentary and best Atlantic cinematographer.

Chicken People - A funny and uplifting look at the world of show chickens and the people who love them.
Wednesday, Sept 21, 4:00 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Darrell Varga, filmmaker and chair of the Division of Art History and Critical Studies and Associate Professor of Film History and documentary filmmaking. His recent book is called Shooting From the East: Filmmaking on the Canadian Atlantic, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Kate Plays Christine - Actress Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to play a news reporter who killed herself on television in 1974.
Thursday, Sept 22, 4:00 pm
Facilitator: Solomon Nagler, experimental filmmaker and Associate Professor of filmmaking in the Division of Media Arts at NSCAD. Nagler's films have played across Canada, in the U.S., Europe and Asia at venues such the Centre Pompidou (Paris), L'Université Paris Panthéon Sorbonne and Lincoln Center in New York.