WEST: What I know about her

(Kathryn Ramey, 2012, 20 min)

WEST: What I know about her is an experimental documentary about Elizabeth Crandall Perry: adventurer, midwife and distant ancestor to the filmmaker. Ramey and her 5-yr old son, explore the path Perry took across the American West and film side-by-side through monuments to American expansionism until they arrive at the family farm in Oregon. Juxtaposing found footage, historical narrative and contemporary looks at the Willamette Valley, the film is a meditation on how to understand a past fraught with contradictory points of view and the role of the artist in the making of meaning.

Filmmaker in Attendance, 16mm


Directed by Kathryn Ramey


Showing:

Friday, March 22 7:30pm

Films in Competition 4

WEST: What I know about her by Kathryn Ramey included with other experimental and documentary films including: I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard by Matt Wolf, The Mutability Of

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)