TRAVIS WILKERSON RETROSPECTIVE

A chance meeting in Havana with legendary Cuban film propagandist Santiago Alvarez changed the course of Travis Wilkerson's life. He now makes films in the tradition of the "third cinema," wedding politics to form in an indivisible manner. In 2015, Sight & Sound called Wilkerson "the political conscience of American cinema." His films have screened at scores of venues and festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vienna, Yamagata, the FID Marseille and the Musee du Louvre. The NY Times called his most recent film Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? "an urgent, often corrosive look at America's past and present through the prism of family, patriarchy, white supremacy and black resistance." His writings on film have appeared in the Cineaste, Kino!, and Senses of Cinema. He has taught filmmaking at the University of Colorado, CalArts, Pomona College and Vassar. He is also the founding editor of "Now: A Journal of Urgent Praxis."

Wilkerson won the Big Sky Award for AN INJURY TO ONE at the very first year of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2004.

The 2019 Travis Wilkerson Retrospecitve will screen February 22-24, 2019. 

 

THE FILMS

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN? (2017) - 90 min

LOS ANGELES RED SQUAD: THE COMMUNIST SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA (2013) - 70 min

SAND CREEK EQUATION (2012) - 25 min

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (2011) - 62 min

AN INJURY TO ONE (2002) - 53 min

ACCELERATED UNDER-DEVELOPMENT: IN THE IDIOM OF SANTIAGO ALVAREZ (1999) - 65 min

 

 

 

 

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