Flaherty NYC is a seasonal screening series which presents innovative and groundbreaking films, followed by discussions with the makers on aesthetics, the production process, and the challenges of the work. In the last installation of Flaherty NYC this season, “Life/Death and Afterlife,” the program looks at ghosts as border crossers. Their transmissions raise questions as to the distinctions between and inviolability of physical and metaphysical bodies. Three films that will be screened depict communities who enlist “ethereal agents” that uncover uncanny aspects in the daily drama of life and labor and investigate the vagaries of life and death through the medium of performance and storytelling, narrating exquisite transfers from the realm of the living to the dead and back again. Reception will follow the screening.

Madame Mae Nang Nak
Directed by Kim Miller
(2014, 14min, digital)

The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy
Directed by Kathleen Collins
(1980, 54 min, 16mm-to-digital)

A Família do Capitão Gervásio
Directed by Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj
(2013-2014, 16 min, DCP)

Tuesday, March 29, 7:00pm @ Anthology Film Archives –
32 Second Ave. (@2nd St.)

Tickets on sale at the box office day of screening – $11 General admission, $9 students and seniors