Anthology Film Archives

FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS: OUT FROM UNDER

October 2 – December 11

OUT FROM UNDER explores labor, environment, spirituality, and exile through films and videos that are keenly interested in the capacious concept of “the underground.” Densely layered, these subterranean and submarine spaces have prompted us to consider intersecting themes, including: the underground/undocumented/unacknowledged labor of immigrants, women, and people of color; the sunken spaces of the Global South, including the Southern United States, territorialized and devalued as “below” or “behind” the rest of the world; and finally, the possibility of the underground as a space of confinement as well as liberation. A supple space tense with imaginative play, alternative world-making, disruptive actions, displacement as well as containment, the earth and sea below serve as both oppressive enclosures and radical openings, products of and unfettered from the order imposed on regulated life above ground.

Programmed by Maori Karmael Holmes & Charlotte Ickes.

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