Blaffer Art Museum presents Coal Miner’s Granddaughter

"Coal Miner’s Granddaughter” by Cecilia Dougherty
Photo courtesy of Blaffer Art Museum

The Blaffer Art Museum will hold a special screening of Cecilia Dougherty‘s film Coal Miner’s Granddaughter (1991), in conjunction with the international group exhibition Time / Image.

Shot primarily in Fisher-Price pixelvision for the “murky look of memory,” Coal Miner’s Granddaughter is a profoundly moving family portrait focusing on the youngest daughter, Jane, as she leaves her Pennsylvania home and finds sexual independence in San Francisco. This semi-autobiographical narrative is remarkable for Dougherty’s unconventional approach: working with non-professional, plain-looking actors and improvised dialogue to recreate the life of the “average” family, and women who are “Plain Janes with big desires.”

Event Details


11.6.15 | 6:30 pm


Blaffer Art Museum
4173 Elgin St.
Houston, TX 77004

Ticket Info

Admission is free.