Kick-off your evening with a viewing of THEMUSEUM’s feature exhibition, Model Citizens, before Grand River Film Festival’s screening of the 2017 film, Geek Girls, by director Gina Hara. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Gina Hara.
About the Film:
When filmmaker Gina Hara sets out to explore the hidden half of nerd culture, she struggles through unexpected resistance. Welcome to the world of cute dresses, professional gamers, fake names and death threats.
About Gina Hara:
Gina Hara is a Canadian-Hungarian filmmaker and artist. She holds an MA in intermedia, an MFA in film production and had worked in different media with regard to film, video, new media, gaming and design. Waning (2011), her first fiction film, was nominated for Best Canadian Short at the Toronto International Film Festival. Your Place or Minecraft (2016) is her machinima docu web series about game studies and is available on YouTube. Hara’s latest project, Geek Girls (2017) is a feature documentary exploring nerd culture from women’s perspective and will be in theatres late 2017. Hara’s art works have been featured by different institutions including the New Museum in New York, Budapest Kunsthalle and the City of Montreal. Hara lives in Montreal, where she is the creative director of the Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre.
Admission: $15 on GRFF.ca.