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013_ IS THIS FOR REAL?! (Curated by: Near*By Collective)

  • People's Liberty 1805 Elm St Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)



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Documentary and animation filmmakers with a connection to Cincinnati tread the line between reality and fiction.

Curated By: Near*By Collective

Poster Art By: Antonio Adams

Installation Art By: Joey Versoza

Documentaries and animated films implicitly exist on opposite ends of the reality spectrum: the former ostensibly a record of actual events, and the latter a wholly contrived document.  And yet—as artists are want to do—filmmakers often seek to transcend the formal and traditional limitations of what might be considered “real” and what might be “fake.”

With a program that includes sixteen filmmakers with local ties to Greater Cincinnati, NEAR*BY Curatorial Collective’s two-day program of films seeks to demonstrate the ways in which the various permutations of documentary and animated films can present dubious, trustworthy or otherwise representations of reality.

Showing the Work of: Kate Ball, Liz Cambron, Chris Collins, Kevin Gautraud, Marc Governanti, Megan Hague, Museum Gallery / Gallery Museum, Mike Olenick, Chris Reeves, Matthew Shackelford, Erick Stoll, Nick Swartsell, Caroline Turner, Joey Versoza, Aaron Walker, Chase Whiteside, Abby Cornelius, Denise Burge

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