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262_Reception and Conversation with Miranda July: Cinema and the Archive

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Sunday, October 7th, 2018


Reception and Conversation with Miranda July: Cinema and the Archive  


Cocktail Reception 5:00 PM / Start 6:00 PM

@ Woodward Theater - 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


In 1995, artist, filmmaker, and writer Miranda July started Joanie 4 Jackie (formerly known as Big Miss Moviola), a DIY feminist film distribution system. According to July, “Over eight years I compiled and distributed more than a hundred and fifty movies made by women and girls; I mailed VHS tape compilations via the U.S. Postal Service and drove around the country with a video projector, creating an audience for something I wanted more of.” Recently, The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquired the Joanie 4 Jackie archive, which includes videos, documentation, and print materials. FotoFocus and The Mini Microcinema present Miranda July in conversation with Kelly Gallagher (Filmmaker, Curator, and Assistant Professor of Film at Syracuse University, NY) for a conversation on the history and legacy of Joanie 4 Jackie. Introduction by C. Jacqueline Wood, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Director of The Mini Microcinema.

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

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Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.