This program explores war-torn spaces, neighborhood places, cruise-ship travel, and the unsettled nature of mixing up geography. The directors will be present to introduce their films.
Directed by Kelly Nathe
Minneapolis director Kelly Nathe's film captures the strange aftermath of the Balkan War. A chance encounter with a war survivor led her to the Hotel Hidajet, which was nothing more than a shelter built in the midst of the almost pastoral rubble. The structure occupies the film as both metaphor and necessity, showing how we create meaning from the most basic of things. 2000, U.S., video, 9 minutes.
Directed by Eleanor Savage
Having moved to Minnesota from Georgia, Twin Cities-based filmmaker Eleanor Savage provides a rollicking look at negative Southern stereotypes, biscuit-making, and butch-femme erotic escapades in Goin' South. 2000, U.S., video, 11 minutes.
Directed by Amanda Taylor
Minnesota filmmaker Amanda Taylor presents her new experimental documentary. In Cruising Normal, Amanda and Christopher, gay siblings in their thirties, take a heterosexual economy cruise to the Bahamas. During the trip they relive their childhood roles as spies, observing the American mainstream at sea and at wacky tourist attractions along their route. 2001, U.S., video, 30 minutes.
Directed by Sarah Price
Eight longtime neighbors warm up to the camera as they get to know the newcomer, Milwaukee filmmaker Sarah Price. Reflecting the same careful observation shown in her award-winning American Movie, Price drifts through a year of seasonal, over-the-fence interviews in this affectionate portrait of one Milwaukee neighborhood. 2000, U.S., 16mm, 65 minutes.
WOMEN WITH VISION: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA WOMEN'S FOUNDATION AND THE BUSH FOUNDATION, WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA FILM BOARD.