THE NON-FICTION IMAGINATION: Screening & Conversation with Jeanne C. Finley

Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 PM, Sharpless Auditorium: Jeanne C. Finley will show a selection of films, installations, and site-specific public works that utilize non-fiction source materials as their foundation. "STRANGE TRUTH," is a series of screenings and conversations with world-renown documentary filmmakers organized by Haverford's visiting filmmaker Vicky Funari.

Jeanne C. Finley will show a selection of films, installations, and site-specific public works that utilize non-fiction source materials as their foundation.  Her multivalent approach ranges in form and topic from ARM Around Moscow, a documentary about an American-Russian matchmaking service, to The Napoleon Room, an installation that explores warfare by projecting video on the walls of a house where Napoleon once slept.  Her works implement documentary strategies such as interviews, archival materials and biographical narratives, but use them to create artworks that reviewers have described as seductive, terrifying and emphatically beautiful.

Finley will show clips from the above works and others, among them A Wing and a Prayer, Drip Drop, and a work-in-progress titled The Archive of Professor Baldric Wigan.   Jeanne C. Finley's long-term collaborator, John Muse, is currently a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Haverford College, and much of the work Jeanne will be showing is part of that ongoing collaboration.

The Hurford Humanities Center and Distinguished Visitors Fund present "STRANGE TRUTH," a series of screenings and conversations with world-renown documentary filmmakers organized by Haverford's visiting filmmaker Vicky Funari. Supported by the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center's grant from the Leaves of Grass Foundation.