One Read: Associative Reactions

Experimental Film Showcase

Opens Sep 23, 2021

In conjunction with the Daniel Boone Regional Library's One Read program, we're thrilled to present this intimate evening of films free of charge.

Experimental cinema can often allow for more direct and personal responses than traditional forms. Join us for an intimate screening of four experimental shorts that react to powerful and provocative themes in Furious Hours and To Kill a Mockingbird. Films will be screened in their original 16mm format where available.


PASSAGE A L'ACTE by Martin Arnold. 1993. 12 min.
An unassuming Hollywood rendering of the nuclear family is mercilessly manipulated until its repressed dynamics surface.

RECKLESS EYEBALLING by Christopher Harris. 2004. 13 min.
In the Jim Crow South, states outlawed Black men "recklessly" looking at white women. How does film history respond to the Black Gaze?

REMEMBRANCE: A PORTRAIT STUDY by Edward Owens. 1967. 6 min.
A filmic portrait of the artist's mother underpinned by pop music of the 50s and 60s.

A montage of still and moving images, mixing and alternating black people and white people, fantasy and reality, a presidential suite and a mother's kitchen.

Tickets to free events are available at our box office starting at 12pm the day of the show (unless otherwise noted). No more than four free tickets will be given to one person. A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime, but not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.

As of September 10, Ragtag will require everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.