Join socially-conscious filmmaker and director Britt Banks for a screening of her film Ronald: Part 1,’ followed by a Q&A. A modern-day thriller series, ‘Ronald: Part 1’ follows Ronald, a 30-something who works at a small tech startup by day, and drives for an Uber-like service in his spare time. Ronald also happens to be a serial killer. His entire world is turned upside down when he is reunited with a childhood crush, and he decides he needs to quit his sinister guilty pleasure once and for all. A Q&A with the director Britt Banks will follow the screening.
The event is hosted in conjunction with CalArts critical studies resident Jessica Wawra (Kesselring) and her project, ‘Extensions of Horror’ on view in the Book & Printed Matter Lab.
This event is free, however due to extremely limited capacity, reservations are recommended.
About ‘Extensions of Horror’
Organized by Jessica Wawra (Kesselring), ‘Extensions of Horror’ focuses on how individuals interact in social space through the framework of phantasmagoria. Often seen as a precursor to horror, phantasmagoria was a form of theatre that began in the 18th century that used fantastical visual imagery and optical tricks to overwhelm a viewer’s senses. Wawra (Kesselring) argues that phantasmagoria and horror are tools accessible by everyone and serve a range of purposes within varying cultural contexts.
About Britt Banks
Britt Banks was born in Gary, IN and grew up in Long Beach, CA. She is an independent screenwriter, director, producer, and editor. Britt attended the University of California, Irvine where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also attended the Amazing Grace Conservatory and The Actors Workshop. Britt advocates for survivors of domestic abuse, racial inequality, and mental health. Britt’s film THICKE won the Best Live Action award from the Long Beach CC Film Festival in 2017 and the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award from the Women of African Descent Film Festival in 2018. She is currently enrolled at UCLA for Feature Film Screenwriting, and her emphasis is horror.
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