Presented by Sarah Childress, PhD, Education & Engagement Manager, Nashville Film Festival

Join Dr. Sarah Childress for a gallery talk that will focus on The Arguments, the ten-channel video installation in Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood. Childress will share some of the techniques, collaborations, and influences that shaped Ritchie’s video work and explore their connections with film history and place in Ritchie’s practice.   

About Sarah Childress

Dr. Sarah Childress has taught film courses at Vanderbilt University, Bowdoin College, and Belmont University, and introduced films and moderated discussions at the Frist Art Museum, the Belcourt Theatre, the Nashville Film Festival, and Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She helped establish the International Lens film series and produced a film, Música Campesina, which screened at internationally renowned film festivals, including the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Latinbeat festival, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, and the Mill Valley Film Festival. Her short film Blue Dragon Mussel Wagon was exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Currently, she is partnering with the Belcourt Theatre to develop cinema studies curriculum for high school students.

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