We Are What We Have Lost: Some Films of Marjorie Keller
Thursday, March 13, 2014
metro pcs gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Organized by Alika Cooper and Anna Mayer

Underappreciated in her time, filmmaker Marjorie Keller (1950-1994) created works that make visible states of being that are difficult to articulate or are deliberately avoided by mainstream culture. Keller’s stance within the worlds of film and feminism in the ’80s was complex and unique. Over thirty years later, it is worth reconsidering her insistence on occupying a position not easily consumed by any one ideological agenda.

We screened the following films to collectively consider this filmmaker’s ideas about embodiment, the representation of female bodies, and avant-garde film techniques. Q&A with Tracy E. Gilchrist, editor-in-chief of Shewired.

Daughters of Chaos, 1980 (20 min.)
She/Va, 1973 (3 min.)
Objection, 1974 (18.25 min.)
Misconception, 1977 (43 min.)

This event was made possible through the support of the YoYoYo Grant, a part of the Los Angeles Initiative of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation.