Screening + Q&A:
Make a Distinction
feat. Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney
Tuesday, October 25 | 6:30pm
Light Work | Watson Theater
316 Waverly Ave. | Syracuse, NY
Join Light Work’s Urban Video Project and the Syracuse University Department of Film and Media Arts for a special screening of Make a Distinction with filmmakers Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney.
The screening will be held in Watson Theater on the Syracuse University campus, adjacent to Light Work’s Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery.
This event is FREE & OPEN to the public.
This screening is presented in collaboration with Prof. Kelly Gallagher’s Microcinema class.
This event is presented as part of Light Work UVP 2022-23: The Porous Body of the Earth
About the Film
Make a Distinction
Duration: 62 minutes
A family rests in the shade of a C-47 warcraft. An army installation contains the last remnants of an endangered grassland ecology. Young filmmakers hone their skills making cop shows on Chicago streets.
A debut hybrid non-fiction feature, Make a Distinction maps unseen forces of US imperialism through ostensibly disconnected aspects of daily life. If you can’t name the enemy do you become it?
About the Filmmakers
Kera MacKenzie is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist working primarily in film, video, live broadcast and installation. She has screened and exhibited her work worldwide including at The International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinémas (France), Anthology Film Archives and UnionDocs (NYC), Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles), Microlights (Milwaukee), Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Nightingale and the Chicago Underground Film Festival (all Chicago). Additionally, Kera is a Founding Co-Director of ACRE TV, an artist-made live-streaming television network.
Andrew Mausert-Mooney is a Chicago-based artist working with 16mm film, video, performance and broadcast. Andrew’s work has shown in festivals, galleries and exhibition series around the world including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the American Film Institute, UnionDocs, Anthology Film Archives, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Pleasure Dome, and The Nightingale. Andrew is a founding co-director of ACRE TV.
Make a Distinction, co-directed with Andrew Mausert-Mooney, won a Best of the Festival (Jury Award) at the 2021 Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival and another Jury Award at the 2021 Chicago Underground Film Festival.
More info: andrewmausert-mooney.com + keramackenzie.com
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This screening is presented in collaboration with Prof. Kelly Gallagher’s Microcinema class offered through the Film and Media Arts Department at the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Art.
UVP 2022-23: The Porous Body of the Earth
This event is presented as part of Light Work UVP 2022-23: The Porous Body of the Earth, a year-long program exploring the ways that the slow violence of extractive capitalism and colonialism collude with the fast violence of state power.