Cellular Cinema

an artist-run screening series for contemporary experimental film on film, video and expanded cinema since 2014

CC40 – Amir George: Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks (11/4/18)

Through his short films Amir navigates the complexities of life while allowing himself to move within, through, and around structuring narratives of power, love, joy, trauma and self, thereby negotiating how he understands the multi-dimensionality of being.

The program is an amalgamation of spiritual stories juxtaposing sound and image with a non linear perception. Fragmented vignettes that conjure the secret life of objects both found and collected that reside in a world within a world.

Amir George is a filmmaker and curator, based in Chicago. George is the founder of The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, and co-founder, with Curator Erin Christovale, of Black Radical Imagination, a touring experimental short film series.

As an artist, George’s films have screened at institutions and film festivals including Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Anthology Film Archives, Glasgow School of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Arts Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago, MoMa PS1, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, Afrikana Film Festival, and Chicago Underground Film Festival, among others.

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