Queen's Film and Media

Film and Media Studies
Film and Media Studies

Presenting Better Made Progress: Short films and performance by


Amir George


Wednesday, November 30th, 7:00-8:00 pm

Film and Media Screening Room, Isabel Bader Centre, Room 222

Better Made Progress is a retrospective showcase of short films created by Amir George. Amir is a practicing alchemist working as a motion picture artist and film programmer. He creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. Amir was born and bred in Chicago, and his motion picture work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. In addition to founding Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, Amir is the co-curator of Black Radical Imagination, a touring program of short films made by artist of color, contextualized through (afro) futurism, surrealism, and the magnificent.

Better Made Progress is an overview of George’s filmography from 2011- 2016, presented as a performance. The films presented examine his mental health patterns and processes of healing. Spiritual stories juxtapose sound and image in a non-linear fashion. Fragmented vignettes conjure the secret life of objects, both found and collected, that reside in a world within a world. These are cinematic journeys of cathartic experiences.

*Just A Place is a glimpse into Hoodoe, land of the Hoodonians. A nomadic civilization exiled from one planet to the next based on their appearance. The Hoodonians live to protect themselves and their home. Just A Place is part of a three channel video installation entitled The Hood We Live In. (https://vimeo.com/123575343)

Direct questions to emily.pelstring@queensu.ca