About this Event
Screening of The Faithful with Director Annie Berman
Thursday, May 6 at 6:00pm (film runtime is 90mins, followed by a Q&A)
live via Zoom
This event will not be recorded.
$10 PAC Members
$15 Non-Members ($16.49 with EventBrite Fees)
About the Film:
A Pope John Paul II lollipop. An Elvis Presley shower curtain. A Princess Diana teacup. These are just some of the countless pieces of memorabilia that these pop culture icons’ most devoted fans collect and cherish – but why? The Faithful‘s director, Annie Berman, explores the deep veneration and legacies of the Pope, the Princess, and the King. Over the course of 20 years, Berman profiles these figures’ biggest fans and makes numerous pilgrimages to Vatican City, Graceland, and Kensington Palace. As the years go by, the film itself becomes increasingly entwined with Berman’s daily life and identity, much like how these officially-licensed knick-knacks define the fans she filmed.
About the Filmmaker:
Annie Berman (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Narrator, Co-Editor)
Media artist living and working in New York City, Annie Berman was named one of Independent Magazine’s 10 Filmmakers to Watch, her films, videos, performances, and installations have shown internationally in galleries, festivals, universities, and conferences, including the MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Rooftop Films, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger Berlin, Kassel Hauptbahnhof, Spring / Break Art Show, Flux Factory, Babycastles Gallery, and the Rome Independent Film Festival where she was awarded the Best Experimental Film Prize. Her work has received support from the Puffin Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Wave Farm, Grant for the Web, the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts, the Center for Independent Documentary, Signal Culture, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and UnionDocs. She holds an MFA in Integrated Media Art from Hunter College, and is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.
This program will not be recorded. Guests must register in advance and will receive a Zoom link the day of the event. For questions about this program, please email Gallery Manager Michael Rose at email@example.com.