Randolph College will host the second event in the 2019 Driver Lecture Series on Monday, April 8. “An Evening with Filmmaker Amy Jenkins” will begin at 7 p.m. in Nichols Theatre, inside the Student Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Jenkins will lead a discussion and screening of her award-winning documentary, Instructions on Parting. In the film, Jenkins confronts the cancer diagnoses of her mother, sister, and brother while welcoming her first child to life. Crafted in a unique visual style, the film weaves breathtaking vignettes of nature unfolding with family footage to lead audiences to a bold and daring acceptance of their own mortality.
Jenkins is an American artist whose installations, films, and photography have been exhibited, screened, and collected internationally. Her works focus on themes such as familial relationships, desire, and gender identity. Instructions on Parting won Best Feature Documentary at the Athens International Film and Video Festival.
This event is sponsored by The Sara Driver ’77 Digital Filmmaking Course and Lecture Series Funded by Martha (Lou) Miller Driver ’50.Tags: Amy Jenkins, communication studies, documentary, Driver Lecture, filmmaking, Instructions on Parting