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Film Friends: Series Continues on April 9 with Charlotte Pryce

Film Friends is a monthly series that brings established and emerging filmmakers together online for informal discussions on everything analog cinema. Season 2’s theme is Simple Machines. Zoom in on April 9 at 10 AM as our series continues with a look at Magic Lanterns with the magical Charlotte Pryce. Free event! All welcome!

Support for Film Friends provided by The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Charlotte Pryce has been making experimental films, photographs and optical objects since 1986. Born in London, Charlotte Pryce graduated with a BFA from the Slade School of Art, University College London and completed an MFA in Fine Art/ Film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her films have screened in numerous festivals including Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Ann Arbor and London. In 2013 the Los Angeles Film Critics Association honored her with the Douglas Edwards Award for Best Experimental Cinema Achievement, and in 2014 she was the recipient of Film at Wits End Award, and in 2015 she received the Gil Omenn Art and Science Award from the Ann Arbor film Festival.  In January 2019 she   presented a career retrospective at the Rotterdam Film Festival and her work was performed at the Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles, Bozar in Brussels and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

I draw inspiration from the work of visionary naturalists – notably Rachel Carson and Opal Whitely, and the mysteries and sentience of the non-human world are central to my practice.  I have found resonance for my ideas in early 20th century writers of eco-fiction, and in the mystical tradition of my Welsh/British heritage.  These influences are present in my two most recent films Pwdre Ser, Of this Beguiling Membrane and magic lantern show, The Tears of a Mudlark.  My practice remains anchored in the physical manipulation of substances, of chemical exploration of the material of cinema.  I hand process and perform my work.

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