Gush + Q&A
*This screening has moved from 7:00pm Friday 20 to 7:30pm Sunday 22, we will be showing ‘Ouroboros’ by Basma Alsharif a film from the ‘Unprovoked Narratives’ program provided by the Palestinian Film Institute.*
To quote Fox Maxy “an ideal film setting has a BBQ – there’s talking, dancing, and cigarettes – where you’re exhausted but leave feeling energised”. This is the attitude of our screening and Q&A of Gush.
Pieced together from a decade’s worth of personal archives, Fox Maxy’s Gush delivers a kaleidoscopic look at horror and survival. The film weaves through a stream-of-consciousness meditation on the impact of sexual violence and healing through collective joy. At first, it is a fiery manifesto on the sovereignty of land and the body, and then an ode to the bonds of friendship before morphing into a celebration of what it means to endure. Maxy’s film is a work defiantly without limits, refusing to be categorized.
After building a body of work that established her as an artist to watch, Maxy’s feature film debut is a continuation of her signature free style and abundant approach to the medium. Gush blends an intimate collage of personal footage and fixations that – true to its director’s form – creates its own cinematic language. It’s a film that speaks to viewers on its own terms and demonstrates the radical possibilities of filmmaking. Audience Advisory: This film contains strobe effects and may potentially trigger seizures. Viewer discretion is advised.
During the film Garden Reflexxx will be working the grill and after the film we will be screening a very special Overshare commissioned Q&A between Anpa’o Locke and Fox Maxy.
Anpa’o Locke is an Afro-Indigenous writer and filmmaker, who is Húŋkpapȟa Lakota & Ahtna Dené, and she comes from the Standing Rock Nation. She is currently located on Tiwa territory in Albuquerque.
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