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An Evening with Bill Basquin
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Museum of Modern Art
Date: March 23, 2020 to March 23, 2020
Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, New York, New York, United States, 10019
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Event Type: Arts & Theater , Family
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Filmmaker Bill Basquin joins us to present the world premiere of From Inside of Here (2020), which Basquin calls a "feminist ethnographic landscape film," adding that it is "his (transgendered) body that functions as the experiential organ through which the film is structured." Shot in the Gila National Forest of New Mexico, From Inside of Here conveys both the stunning tranquility and majesty of 19th-century landscape photography and an ever-present foreboding of 21st-century violence. Basquin filmed this experimental film over the course of three years using 16mm film, HD video, infrared still photography, and sound recordings. Filming alone in the forest, Basquin encountered a limited group of fellow campers—either hunters or government agents— who were suspicious of his California roots and reasons for being there.

The Gila National Forest is currently a reintroduction site for the Mexican gray wolf, which was driven to near extinction in the early 1900s by the US Biological Survey, a direct predecessor of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which is now responsible for the re-establishment of the species.

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