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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.”

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.”

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.”

WHEN

WHERE

Blaffer Art Museum
4173 Elgin St.
Houston, TX 77004
http://blafferartmuseum.org/event/coal-miners-granddaughter-by-cecilia-dougherty/

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