PROGRAM THREE: Kelly Gallagher

Part of No Time to Rest! Film Series

Stream below, for free, from December 2–8, 2020

Herstory of the Female Filmmaker
Kelly Gallagher, 2009, 12 min.

digital video, color, sound

Ceallaigh at Kilmainham
Kelly Gallagher, 2013, 7 min.

digital video, color, sound

Do You Want to Go for a Ride?
Kelly Gallagher, 2013, 5 min.

digital video, color, sound

More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters
Kelly Gallagher, 2016, 6 min.

digital video, color, sound
 
A selection of films by experimental animator, activist, and educator Kelly Gallagher. In Herstory of the Female Filmmaker, Gallagher creates a candy-colored ‘zine-style grrrl power reclamation of the “herstory” of cinema history. Her fast-paced stop-motion collage offers an eccentric chronology of lesser-known cinema history, and features overlooked, forgotten, and often excluded women contributors including trailblazers such as Alice Guy Blaché, Maya Daren, and Julie Dash, among others. Ceallaigh at Kilmainham, a deeply personal piece Gallagher made with her mother, is a meditation on land, roots, and the strength of women who came before as they reflect on history, ancestry, and motherhood. In her essay film Do You Want to Go for a Ride? Gallagher illustrates the importance of seeking consent in sexual encounters while exploring sexual agency, love, pleasure, mutual desire, violence, and vengeance. More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters documents the powerful and inspiring life of American labor organizer, orator, and radical anarchist revolutionary Lucy Parsons.

All videos screen courtesy of the artist and Purple Riot Studios.