BECAUSE I'M HERE - Documentary Work in Progress

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Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division at The University of Texas, Studio 4C, CMB 4.122, Communication B Building, Austin TX

Sep 28
BECAUSE I'M HERE - Documentary Work in Progress

Director Andrew Garrison shows clips and discusses the new discoveries in the film, 35 years in the making.

BECAUSE I’M HERE A portrait of a charismatic, African-American musician in rural Virginia goes off the rails when he reveals his sexuality on-camera, but not in public. After 30 rolls of film, the young filmmaker does not know how to make this film, but can’t abandon it. 35 years later the filmmaker returns to unravel this tale of self-invention, missing queer history, and finds a more complicated story than he imagined.

Andrew Garrison shows clips from the work and discusses some of the

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Free Admission.  Some sensitive conversations.

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The Communication B Building is the “rusty” building where ACL Studio used to be.  Walk up to the plaza between the buildings, enter the lobby and take the elevator up one floor to the fourth floor.  Turn left out of the elevator and Studi0 4C is directly in front of you.

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The University of Texas, Studio 4C, CMB 4.122, Communication B Building

Southeast Corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keaton Streets, Austin, TX 78712


    • Wheelchair Access

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