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Mariah Garnett in person! Film Series : Conversations at the Edge - Spring 2020


2019, Mariah Garnett, UK/USA, 83 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Mar 5th 6:00pm

In the early 1970s, Mariah Garnett’s father fled Northern Ireland after being the subject of a BBC documentary about relationships that crossed the country’s violent religious and political divide. Four decades later, the Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker returned to her father’s native Belfast, immersing herself in the city’s sectarian upheavals to make her own film about his early life. Named one of Sight & Sound’s best films of 2019, TROUBLE mixes archival footage, contemporary interviews, and a series of extraordinary performances in which Garnett plays her father, reenacting both the BBC documentary and his present-day reflections on the period. Through its multifaceted form, the film depicts the complexities of identity and the echoing effects of personal and historical trauma. DCP digital. (Amy Beste)

Filmmaker Mariah Garnett is scheduled to appear for an introduction and post-screening discussion.