Excavation

Sunday, 9 December 2012 - 2:00pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

Excavation

Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films

Ellen Knechel (2011)

The small family farm in the Midwest has become exotic and peripheral to the majority of Americans who live on the coasts. In this highly personal essay Knechel's grandmother is moving out of her home as the family farm in Indiana begins closing down its operations. The question of what to keep, and what to leave behind, when the work of several lifetimes come to a close, is central to this subtle and poignant film.

Discussion: Ellen Knechel and Kate Pourshariati, Penn Museum film archivist

Co-sponsored by Cinema Studies

Films are free with Museum admission.


All Films in "Cultural Peripheries" Series

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I for India

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In Pursuit of Happiness

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A Hospice in Amsterdam

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El Olvido