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Flaten Museum hosts first Minnesota screening of new documentary

A scene from ‘Ordinal (SW/NE),’ a new experimental documentary directed and produced by Minnesota filmmaker Rini Yun Keagy in collaboration with visual artist Miljohn Ruperto.

St. Olaf College’s Flaten Art Museum will host the first Minnesota screening of the new experimental documentary film Ordinal (SW/NE) this Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Viking Theater. It is free and open to the public.

The film, directed and produced by Minnesota filmmaker Rini Yun Keagy in collaboration with visual artist Miljohn Ruperto, explores relationships among land use, global climate change, and human health through an investigation of valley fever, a disease associated with a soil-dwelling pathogenic fungus in California’s Central Valley.

Following the screening of the 65-minute film, Keagy and Ruperto will lead a discussion about the documentary and their work.

The film screening is part of a larger Flaten Art Museum exhibition focused on the film. The exhibition, titled Black Sun: Rini Yun Keagy with Miljohn Ruperto, is open through April 16.

Black Sun transforms elements of the film Ordinal (SW/NE) into a rich sensory environment. The gallery is occupied by film stills, live-action video, animated sequences, soundscapes, and physical objects used in the film’s creation.

Watch a trailer for the film here: