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Still from Brigid Maher’s Experimental Curator: The Sally Dixon Story (2022) courtesy Brigid Maher

Experimental Curator: The Sally Dixon Story

Summer of 16mm: Celebrating 100 Years of Film

  • Sunday, August 20, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Post-screening discussion with Brigid Maher, in person

Sally Dixon, founding curator of film at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, was a champion of experimental film and video throughout her career. Her support of avant-garde filmmakers and media artists helped to develop and sustain a robust exhibition circuit of noncommercial cinema by artists outside of the mainstream film industry. Produced with her remaining family, this loving documentary about her career and influence includes reflections by filmmakers Jonas Mekas, Ken Jacobs, Carolee Schneeman, Jim Hubbard, and others close to Dixon. Programmed in partnership with Women in Film and Video, DC, with thanks to Melissa Houghton. (Brigid Maher, 2022, DCP, 57 minutes)