FROM AFAR is a weeklong film festival organized by Roland Dahwen—artist, filmmaker, and the Cooley Gallery’s Artist-in-Residence during the 2020–2021 academic year. All five films in FROM AFAR will be screened from December 10 to 20, 2020, free of charge, through a special collaboration with Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. FROM AFAR presents films that, in Dahwen’s words, “vacillate between nonfiction and fiction, defying easy classification, and showing us what we’ve always known: that our rehearsals, our theaters, our fictions, and our imaginaries, are also inherent layers of our realities. The films are specific and individual, at times overt, and more often latent and elusive; they are focused, in unique ways, on personal dignity.”
Note: Due to distributor restrictions, the films are only available to view within the United States.