Deborah Stratman: The Illinois Parables

Deborah Stratman: The Illinois Parables

“A beautiful ghost of a film.” Chicago Tribune

Los Angeles Premieres

Coming to REDCAT after its world premiere at Sundance and European debut at the Berlinale, Deborah Stratman's latest documentary is a vibrant, sassy and often disturbing exploration of unmarked landscapes as visible traces left by a fraught history. The rigorous composition of her frames is seductive, as is the playful juxtaposition of image and texts, archival footage and re-enactments. Linked together by a brilliant and haunting soundtrack, 11 parables relay histories of settlement, removal, technological breakthrough, violence, messianism and resistance, all on territory that is now the state of Illinois. The film won the Stan Brakhage Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

In person: Deborah Stratman

The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud and supported, in part, by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

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MON 11/21
8:30 pm
$11  $8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff