September 19 only
Special one night screening with Director Katy Grannan in person for Q&A.
THE NINE is an intimate and unflinching portrait of a ravaged community living on Modesto’s South Ninth Street—“The Nine”—a barren, forgotten street in California’s Great Central Valley. This directorial debut from famed photographic artist, Katy Grannan, allows audiences to experience her talent for uncovering beauty and humanity in the most unlikely places for the first time on film! Don’t miss this highly acclaimed documentary that has been lauded by film festivals, critics, and audiences around the world.
The film focuses on Kiki, an effervescent and childlike drifter, whose only means of escape is through her imagination, and whose precarious sense of self-worth hinges on the making of the film. THE NINE never sensationalizes—rather, it is a quiet elegy to Kiki and others living on The Nine, each of whom clings to the possibility of an alternate life. Through Kiki’s brave vulnerability, keen observations of lost childhood, and the fundamental need for connection, the distance between ourselves and the “the other” is erased.
This screening is in partnership with the FraenkelLab. Grannan’s still work will be exhibited from September 14-October 21 at the gallery located on 1632 Market Street.
Directed By Katy Grannan. DCP. 98 min.
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