WEST: What I know about Her (2012)

16mm, col/bw, optical sound, 20 mins

” A gem of a piece, historical and personal in both its craft and its content, a film in which one can almost feel the breath of the ancients.” – John Gianvito

WEST: What I know about her is an experimental documentary about Elizabeth Crandall Perry: adventurer, midwife and distant ancestor to the filmmaker. Ramey and her then 5-yr old son, explore the path Perry took across the American West and film side-by-side through monuments to American expansionism until they arrive at the family farm in Oregon. Juxtaposing found footage, historical narrative and contemporary looks at the Willamette Valley, the film is a meditation on how to understand a past fraught with contradictory points of view and the role of the artist in the making of meaning.

SCREENINGS

CJC screening at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain, 2014

Analogica Film Festival, Italy, 2014

Black Maria Film Festival, 2014 Jury citation

TIE (The International Experimental Film Exposition) @ the Institute for Contemporary Arts, Boston MA, April, 2013.

Haverhill Experimental film festival, Haverhill, MA 2013 grand champion

Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, NM, 2013

OTHER CINEMA “Psychogeographies” program, March 23rd, 2013

51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013 selected for touring program

21st 100$ film festival, Calgary CANADA, 2013, best 16mm film

14th annual Paris Festival of Cinema Experimental and Different, 2012 jury prize

BIDEODROMO, Bilbao, Spain, 2012