Postings from Home


Isabel Bader Theatre Thu, May 3, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:Not rated
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:DocX
Film Subjects:Personal Histories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kelly O'Brien


Filmmaker Kelly O’Brien has taken the collective sharing of personal life that is now habitual on social media and combined it with the 20th century tradition of the family slideshow to create a formally unique and emotionally affecting live performance. Culled from five years of daily photo essays posted on Facebook, this ever-evolving project was described as “a revelatory journey through the filmmaker’s intimately illuminating archive” by Patrick Mullen in POV Magazine when it was first presented in 2016. O’Brien’s eclectic mix of stories, reflections and quotations from artists, philosophers and her kids provides the narrative for her photographs and short films. From the wonders of motherhood to the challenges of raising a child with disabilities, from funny anecdotes about growing up to anxious thoughts about the future at a time of political and environmental crisis, this updated live presentation of Postings From Home will continue its ongoing unearthing of the poetry found within the everyday.

Additional Information

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