Keelan Williams and Griff Williams, Tell Them We Were Here, 2021 (still featuring Sadie Barnette); courtesy filmmakers
Film Screening

Tell Them We Were Here

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

6 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

Reservations are at capacity. A rush ticketing line will form 30 minutes prior to the event with seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Art is a reflection of the place from which it emerges. Tell Them We Were Here chronicles the work of eight Bay Area artists and how each extends the legacy of local activism. Embedded within their practices we see the most pressing issues of our time: prison reform, homelessness, racial equity, feminism, environmental justice, and income inequality. In an age of hypercapitalism, these artists represent an empowering alternative worldview that emphasizes creativity and community over capital.

The film follows the work of artists Sadie Barnette, Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers), Jim Goldberg, Tucker Nichols, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Alicia McCarthy, Nigel Poor (Ear Hustle), and Michael Swaine.

Join us after the screening for a Q&A with the filmmakers, Griff and Keelan Williams, as well as featured artists Sadie Barnette, Jim Goldberg, and Tucker Nichols.

Film Details

Director: Griff and Keelan Williams

Year: 2021

Running time: 88 minutes

Country: USA

Format: Digital