Make a Distinction with Under the paving stones, the beach
June 5, 2022, 7:30pm
322 Union Avenue
"We are thrilled to bring you an evening of cinema and conversation with Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney as we screen their feature documentary film Make a Distinction!
Make a Distinction explores American landscapes and unearths the carceral and imperial undertones embedded in them. Through a lens that fuses ecological concerns with questions about state power and the structures that keep the scales unbalanced, Make a Distinction offers us an important example of how experimental documentary practices can create bridges across seemingly disparate conceptual terrains.
Hailed as a film that “…demonstrates how historical consciousness can orient diverse experimental tactics towards a unitary, emancipatory purpose” by Michael Metzger in CINE-FILE, you don’t want to miss it!
We’ll open the evening with a short film from Brooklyn-based filmmaker Amanda Katz’s Under the paving stones, the beach (2019), that investigates the necessary human labor that sustains life inside of One Brooklyn Bridge Park, a luxury condominium on Brooklyn’s newly redeveloped East River waterfront.
We’re excited to bring together these works and the artists behind them for this night where we can understand the broad systemic inequities baked into our contemporary public and domestic landscapes. Bad At Sports called Make A Distinction “an innovative, hybrid non-fiction feature that blends together strains of essayistic, observational and agitprop filmmaking into a blistering montage. Political in a capital P way, it’s urgent for most everyone”
Amanda Katz will join Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney for a conversation following the screening." — UnionDocs
Under the paving stones, the beach by Amanda Katz, 16 min., 2019
Make a Distinction by Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney, 62 min, 2021