Geographies of Solitude film screening


Wednesday, March 22, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building, 1071 (map)
Geographies of Solitude

On Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm, the JuMP program will host a screening of the beautiful, award-winning film Geographies of Solitude, with a post screening Zoom Q&A with director Jacquelyn Mills. This screening will take place in person in 1071 CB.

For Geographies of Solitude, filmmaker Jacquelyn Mills traveled to Sable Island, an island in the Atlantic, to accompany the everyday life of Zoe Lucas there, who has been observing and cataloguing the island’s flora and fauna for decades on a voluntary basis. Mills’ 16mm camera captures wild horses, waves, freshwater pongs, and bizarrely deformed plastic waste. Sometimes she buries unexposed film stock among the roots and then edits it into her film. The island and its specific topography thus enter into a sort of co-authorship with the film. Geographies of Solitude becomes a film that happily and emphatically affirms the question of whether nonhuman entities can create art.

Here are a few press quotes about the film: 

 "Turns an ecology lesson, and an account of a noble, steadfast, single-minded pursuit, into art." Critic's Pick! -  Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"A sensory adventure through nature’s circle of life." - The Film Stage

"A work of art." - POV Magazine

Geographies of Solitude


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The JuMP program


Prof. Adam Sekuler

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