Sunday, November 23, 2014, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Jesse McLean: The Message is the Medium
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Jesse McLean in person from Iowa City, Iowa!
Los Angeles premieres!
Filmforum is thrilled to host Iowa-based filmmaker Jesse McLean for her first solo screening in Los Angeles. McLean’s work explores the complexities of mediated human behavior and interaction as well as the confounding, often exaggerated emotions that accompany these experiences. Employing appropriated home movies, internet videos, television shows, and archival materials, McLean redefines our interchange with various forms of media. Through expert use of collage, each of McLean’s videos subtly question viewers’ associations with the information we consume daily while reimagining a world in which everyday media tropes are hijacked and transformed. Join us for a survey of McLean’s work wrought with emotional twists and turns, querying our relationships to each other, to ourselves, and to the mediated material world that defines us.
“[Jesse McLean’s] films ask her audience to see themselves as active participants in the media they consume and not just as passive voyeurs.” – Underground Film Journal
“Her pieces resonate emotionally in surprising ways as she goes about seeking some chord that rings true to our collective experience.” – Pamela Cohn, BOMB Magazine
Jesse McLean Interview with Kent Lambert: https://jessemclean.com/biblio/interview-with-kent-lambert/
Tickets: $10 general admission; $6 students (with ID)/seniors; free for Filmforum members.
Tickets available in advance at: LINK FORTHCOMING
For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323.377.7238