Deborah Stratman

Deborah Stratman: America's Haunted Spirits

"[Stratman] produces atmospheric, delicate films and has a knack for expressing sophisticated social analysis through minimalist means." RES Magazine

Los Angeles premiere
Jack H. Skirball Series

The Chicago-based filmmaker and artist has garnered much acclaim for her luscious camerawork and compelling themes; her original explorations of inner city Chicago, Chinese Turkestan, rural Iceland and American suburbia; and her "fascinating formalism" (Bright Lights Film Journal). She introduces an idiosyncratic mix of films that break the boundaries between experimental essays and incisive documentaries, including her latest, O'er the Land (2008, 52 min., 16mm). Fresh off premieres at Sundance and Rotterdam, the new work is "a meditation on the milieu of elevated threat, addressing national identity, gun culture, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence," Stratman says. O'er the Land is preceded by The Paranormal Trilogy, comprising How Among the Frozen Words She Found Some Odd Ones (2005, 0:40 min., video), It Will Die Out In The Mind (2006, 3:40 min., video), and The Magician's House (2007, 5:40 min., 16mm).

In person: Deborah Stratman

Curated by Betzy Bromberg.

Funded in part with generous support from Wendy Keys and Donald Pels.

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MON 2/23
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff