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November 24, 2019 2:00 PM
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November 24, 2019 2:00 PM
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Date:
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm
Cost:
$9.50, call for discounts
Rating:
NR
Length:
90 min
Teacher Resource Guide:
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Overview

Gift (2018)

Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character‐driven stories. On North America's Pacific Northwest Coast, a young indigenous man undertakes the elaborate preparations for a potlatch - to make a name for himself by giving everything away. In Rome, Italy, a factory occupied by migrant families is transformed into a living museum, protected by a barricade of art: a model of resistance, and an invaluable gift. In the pirate utopia of Burning Man, a mutant bumblebee art car distributes honey in a post-­apocalyptic desert landscape. Meanwhile, in Auckland, New Zealand, artist Lee Mingwei prepares to launch Sonic Blossom - a “transformative gift” of song. GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we “labour in service of our gifts”, and a celebration of the imagination.

Director: Robin McKenna
Writer: Robin McKenna
Starring: Marcus Alfred, Wayne Alfred, Giorgio de Finis

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