North by Current (2021) Cert. PG 13
Directed by Angelo Madsen Minax
Sunday 5 February 2023
Duration: 1hr 26mins
£6 | £4 Members | Free for Patrons
2.30pm, DLWP Auditorium
A special screening of Minax’s acclaimed film North by Current (2021) followed by a discussion between the artist filmmaker and DLWP Head of Exhibitions, Joseph Constable
North by Current is a visual rumination on the understated relationships between mothers and children, truths and myths, losses and gains. After the inconclusive death of his young niece, filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown, preparing to make a film about a broken criminal justice system. Instead, he pivots to excavate the depths of generational addiction, Christian fervour, and trans embodiment. Lyrically assembled images, decades of home movies, and ethereal narration form an idiosyncratic and poetic undertow that guide a viewer through lifetimes and relationships. Poised to incite more internal searching than provide clear statements or easy answers, North by Current dives headfirst into the challenges of creating identity, the agony of growing up, and the ever-fickle nuances of family.