(Katy Grannan, US 2016, 98 min., DCP)
Rochester Premiere | Filmmaker in Person. The Nine, Katy Grannan’s first feature film, is an intimate, at times disturbing, view into an America most would rather ignore. Raw, poetic, direct, and unnerving, the film is less a window into a foreign world than a distorted mirror reflecting our own shared existence.
Katy Grannan, originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, discovered a passion for photography early in life, after her grandmother gave her a Kodak Instamatic 124. She never aspired to be an artist until she discovered Robert Frank and his indelible photographs in The Americans. Grannan was first recognized for an intimate series of portraits depicting strangers she met through newspaper advertisements. Since moving to California in 2006, Grannan has explored the relationship between aspiration and delusion—where our shared desire to be of worth confronts the uneasy prospect of anonymity.
Discussion with Katy Grannan will follow.
Co-organized with the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT.
FREE admission for RIT students.