Short Film Series to Feature Two Duke Artists

Six Films Will be Screened this Weekend at the Nasher Museum of Art

A short film series featuring works by two Duke filmmakers comes to the Nasher Museum of Art on Saturday.The film series is "Virgin Springs" and is curated by Mark McElhatten, co-founder and programmer of the "Views from the Avant Garde" at the New York Film Festival. Six films will be viewed including works by Duke film instructors Josh Gibson and Erin Espelie.

"The presentation of this program at the Nasher is a unique opportunity for the Duke community and for Durham audiences to see new, cutting-edge work by a range of filmmakers working at the intersection of documentary practice and experimental forms," said David Gatten, a filmmaker and artist-in-residence at Duke. "All of the individual films address particular subjects and ideas - and all together, as organized, ordered and curated by Mark McElhatten, they present a diverse yet cohesive picture of current concerns and aesthetic practices of some of the most celebrated and interesting filmmakers working today."The 2 p.m. event is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session with McElhatten, Gibson and Espelie will follow the film screenings.

More information is available here.