Screening and Discussion with Artist
The Nightingale / 1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
It sometimes seems that Eva Marie Rødbro's camera must be invisible. Running close with different groups of young people, she creates compelling eye-level portraits of youth devoid of nostalgia. With astonishing editing and generous observation, Rødbro's docs are completely embedded in the small tight-knit communities she is depicting. Rødbro eschews linear narratives, offering audiences a free-floating relationship with the people onscreen, framing the minutae of their experience as an empathatetic territory, where even those we imagine as very different from us are intimately recognizable.
Fuck You Kiss Me (2008, video, 6 min.)
I Touched Her Legs (2010, video, 15 min.)
Kriger (2013, video, 25 min.)
We Chose The Milky Way (2015, video, 28 min.)
Danish photographer and director Eva Marie Rødbro (1980) lives and works in Copenhagen, DK. She graduated from the National Danish Film School in 2015 and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2008. Rødbro has exhibited and screened internationally at numerous shows, events and festivals including: FOAM, W139, NL fotomuseum, Berlin Documentary Forum, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, CPH:DOX and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She has documented the wild youth of teenagers in Greenland and the United States in her award winning shorts, Fuck You Kiss Me (2008) I Touched Her Legs (2010), Kriger (2013) Dan Mark (2014), and most recently with We Chose the Milky Way (2015).
The Embedded Documentaries of Eva Marie Rødbro
Presented by RUN OF LIFE
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