“A pioneer of feminist cinema, a visionary artist, and one of the great American independent filmmakers, there’s no shortage of superlatives to describe the one and only Nina Menkes.
From April 25–April 26, Visual & Media Cultures Colloquium (VMCC) will host Menkes at UC Santa Cruz to present her recent documentary Brainwashed, as well as her her hallucinatory underground classic 1991 Queen of Diamonds, presented in a brand new restoration.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The annual Visual and Media Cultures Colloquia (VMCC) at UCSC are a collaboration between the graduate programs in Film and Digital Media Department and Visual Studies in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department. The series brings an array of cutting-edge scholars to speak on a broad spectrum of subjects.
Co-presented by Film and Digital Media, History of Art and Visual Culture, and Porter College.
- Attend in person
- Free and open to the public
- Please read and follow COVID-19 protocols as outlined here on the Arts website.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- April 25 - Brainwashed - Screening at 5:20 p.m., followed by conversation with the filmmaker.
- April 26 - Queen of Diamonds - screening at 7 p.m., followed by a conversation with Lior Shamriz.