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Amy Beste Interviews Filmmaker Stanya Kahn

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Watch celebrated artist and filmmaker Stanya Kahn’s newest release No Go Backs (2020, 33 mins.), shot on Super 16mm film with an original sound score and no dialogue. Then join her with The School of the Art Institute’s Director of Public Programs Amy Beste for a conversation centered on the themes of care that are explored in our current exhibition Upkeep. Kahn’s varied and experimental oeuvre brings emotion and wry humor to grand themes. No Go Backs follows two teenagers across the California landscape, as they seem to negotiate a life on their own in the wilderness. Proposing an alternative system of reliance, this poetic film questions the frameworks of caregiving and adolescence. Program co-sponsored by “Conversations at the Edge,” a program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation.

 

Posted February 1, 2021
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