Brought to you by the Wexner Center for the Arts, host of all Film events of Flyover.
NO EVIL EYE
Thursday, May 9 | Time 7pm | Wexner Center for the Arts | FREE
Organized by Rooney Elmi and Ingrid Raphael, NO EVIL EYE is a radical, underground micro-cinema that aims to redefine the creative and social parameters of the Columbus film scene by curating an eclectic mix of films that vary in style and substance and by spearheading a physical space that fosters the union between the personal and the political.
Elmi is a critic, curator, and publisher of the film zine SVLLY(wood). Raphael is an educator, visual storyteller, and cofounder of The Grid Zine, a publication dedicated to black and brown immigrant and refugee narratives. (Program approx. 90 mins., digital video)
Join fellow film fans at 6 PM in the lower lobby for a special Wex Hour reception featuring a cash bar and complimentary snacks.
FILMMAKER PENNY LANE IN PERSON
Friday + Saturday, May 10 + 11 | Time TK | Wexner Center for the Arts
A growing force in non-fiction filmmaking, 2017–18 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient Penny Lane returns to present two of her recent projects on the occasion of The Flyover Fest.
An intimate and unflinching act of radical empathy, The Pain of Others is made entirely from YouTube videos by sufferers of Morgellons. Those afflicted with the mysterious illness say that they have parasites under their skin, colored fibers emerging from lesions on their bodies, and a host of other horrific-sounding symptoms. The film carefully sets up an unsettling encounter with a group of “Morgies” who have turned to YouTube for help and to prove they’re not crazy. (71 mins., DCP)
Lane’s inspiring new documentary Hail Satan? chronicles the rise of one of America’s most colorful and controversial religious movements. The film follows media-savvy members of The Satanic Temple as they organize a series of public actions designed to advocate religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority. With little more than clever ideas, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, they prove that you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. (95 mins., DCP)