USA | 64 min | online screening | Dir. Charles de Augustin
Join us on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00PM for a discussion with filmmaker Charles de Augustin about his new film Dramatic Narrative (2020).
Charles de Agustin is an artist from New Jersey, US and based in Oxford, UK. Stemming from experiential and historical research into lived on/offline environments, his work forges autoethnographic queries into appropriation and caricatural narrative logics through cinema, performance, and text. Charles earned a BFA from Rutgers University and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Oxford.
About Dramatic Narrative
Dramatic Narrative explores white American cishet masculinity and its ongoing crises through the microcosm of sexual assault in college fraternities. A meta-melodrama weaving in nonfiction and essayistic modes, the feature film considers issues of consent, appropriation, trauma, and representation. The tension between the failures of the liberal imagination and the labyrinth of leftist morality emerges as a focal point; the filmmaker ponders the audience’s and his own social positionality to dissect performative progressivism and perceived in/stability of survivor narratives. Dramatic Narrative challenges thinkers, activists, cinephiles, and purported “good men” to imagine the future transgressions of hegemonic identities.
Watch the trailer here.
Watch the film here.
The film will be available starting on Sunday, the 21st, 48 hours prior to the event itself.
Zoom link for the discussion here.
This event is intended for all UW students, staff, and faculty, as well as anyone who is interested.