Andrea Longacre-White introduces a presentation of Miranda July's The Amateurist and the Los Angeles premiere of Mara Mckevitt's Val.
A discussion between Mckevitt and Longacre-White will follow the program.
A “professional” woman monitors an “amateur” woman (both played by July) via video surveillance, as she has for the last four and a half years. She has never had direct contact with the amateur, but creates a sense of communion through numbers, knobs and careful language.
Set over the course of a single afternoon in a claustrophobic office, “Val” is a sexually charged meditation on intellectual property, creative labor, and the raw power dynamics between two women: boss and employee.
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