Join us for a screening of The Andre Trilogy: three films by James N. Kienitz Wilkins which explore the veracity of media and reality as constructed by entertainment.
Special Features (2014) is a lo-fi interview exploring a mishap. In TESTER (2015), a private eye recounts a complicated case, set against an unedited BetaSP tape. B-ROLL with Andre (2015) combines stock footage with imagery shot using a GoPro camera to present an anonymous monologue about a prisoner’s dangerous dream.
The three films were produced in sequential technological formats (BetaSP, MiniDV, HD) to correspond to the timeframes of each story (prequel, original, sequel).
James N. Kienitz Wilkins is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn, New York His work has screened at the New York Film Festival, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Migrating Forms, Ann Arbor, CPH:DOX, MoMA PS1, BAMcinemaFest, Images, and beyond. In 2016, he was awarded the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2017, he was included in the Whitney Biennial, and a retrospective of his work was showcased at Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal (RIDM). In 2018, he premiered new work in a solo show at Gasworks (London) and the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement (Geneva). He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City.