Shorts by Penny Lane
Location: Bartos Screening Room
With Penny Lane in person
Sometimes I Get Lossy (2005, 1 min.), The Abortion Diaries (2005, 30 mins.), The Wren (2007, 4 mins.), The Commoners (2009, 13 mins.), Nellie Bly Makes the News (2018, 24 mins.), The Voyagers (2010, 17 mins.), The Pleasure Principle (2019, 3 mins.). Approx. 93 mins. All digital projection. Lane finds links between the quest for love and interstellar travel in her celebrated short film The Voyagers. The personal stories of a dozen women—including the filmmaker—are shared in The Abortion Diaries, looking at our most divisive political issue from a range of deeply personal viewpoints; The Commoners is an essay film about the European Starling, a species that became the most common bird in North America, after being imported by a wealthy eccentric who collected every bird mentioned by Shakespeare and released them in Central Park. These are among the eclectic selection of films in this delightfully mixed program.
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