Mack, Jode: Experimental Director (Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project)–Women in Film

Born 1983 in London, Jodie Mack is an American experimental filmmaker and animator.   Mack’s works have screened at the Viennale, the NY, Toronto, and Locarno Film Fests.

Mack produces her films with a 16 millimeter Bolex camera.  Her stop motion animations feature everyday fabrics and textiles, or recycled magazine clippings or newspaper scraps.

About Jodie Mack

Mack earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Florida, graduating in 2004. She earned MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in Film-Video-New Media in 2007.  Since 2010 she has been Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.  In 2017-18, she was Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow-David and Roberta Logie Fellow.

Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project

Dusty Stacks of Mom, a 43-minute film, is a documentary-musical performance on her mother’s failing rock and roll merchandise business, using the warehouse where the merchandise was distributed. The film’s animations are created by using posters, postcards, and other commonplace materials in her mother’s business.  They created a visual narrative and “psychedelic” scenes. The film was created as a musical performance, and when it screened they played re-written versions of Pink Floyd songs.

 

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