TRAVIS WILKERSON RETROSPECTIVE @ DOKUFEST 2017
DokuFest is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting a retrospective of master American filmmaker Travis Wilkerson at this year’s festival, with the director in attendance.
Wilkerson, who is described by himself as a “radical filmmaker” and was called “the political conscience of 21st century American independent cinema” by film critic Neil Young in international film magazine Sight & Sound, will show a total of 11 of his films at the festival and will also hold a master class.
His films have screened at scores of venues and festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vienna, Yamagata, the FID Marseille and the Musée du Louvre.
He has taught filmmaking at the University of Colorado and Film Directing at CalArts, and was the inaugural Visiting Fellow of Media Praxis in the Pomona College Media Guild. Presently, he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film at Vassar College. He is also the founding Editor of Now: A Journal of Urgent Praxis.
DokuFest is also proud to announce that Travis Wilkerson has created official trailer for the festival, combining his maximalist aesthetics and radical politics with unique soundscape.