New Directions in Feminist Film | Keynote Lecture and Film Trilogy with Helen de Witt at IMMA

Tuesday 9 October, 18.00 to 20.00.

Drawing on IMMA’s recent programme of pioneering women filmmakers such as Yvonne Rainer and others, we are delighted to present a keynote talk by special guest Helen de Witt, curator, adviser BFI London Film Festival. De Witt discusses new directions in artists’ experimental film concentrating on Rainer’s influence on feminist film practices from the 1970s to the present. This talk traces the key themes, narratives and practitioners that have preoccupied a highly influential period in cinema and artists’ experimental film practice.

To follow, de Witt has selected a programme of films by Sandra Lahire, a film-maker at the forefront of experimental feminist cinema, that features her acclaimed trilogy Living on Air.

Sandra Lahire was a central figure in feminist experimental filmmaking of the 1980s and 1990s in Britain. During her study at St Martin’s School of Art, London, she came in touch with artists and filmmakers including Malcolm Le Grice, Lis Rhodes, Isaac Julien and Sarah Purcell.

For more information and to book:…

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990

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