6-7pm: Open Studio with Project Space Resident Joshua Tonies

7-9pm: screening in the microcinema

Suggested: $10

  • Experimental filmmaker and animator Kelly Gallagher will present a program of her own films along with excerpts from the VSW early video collection that embody themes of solidarity, family, activism and love.

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    Father by Bonnie Klein/Portable Channel (1975)

    A portrait of the filmmaker’s husband as a father reflecting contemporary concerns about the confusing impact of feminism on family relationships. 

    Photographs from My Father by Kelly Gallagher (2014)

    An animated and found footage personal essay film, exploring the relationship between my Father and Uncle, amid old photographs and sports stories. A preservation of memories and example of self care through art production.

    My Gossip by Kelly Gallagher (2019)

    Incorporating live-action stop-motion and digital animation, this personal documentary colorfully explores the radical importance of women’s close friendships by examining the filmmaker’s relationship with her own best friend, and how women’s close friendships were historically weaponized against them.

    Women on Women (excerpt) by Women’s Television Project/Portable Channel (1973)

    The first program of Portable Channel’s Women’s Television Project, whose members came together to make videotapes expressing positive, alternative images of women. 

    SMUT Postering Project (excerpt) by Nancy Rosin/Portable Channel (1977)

    Behind the scenes footage of an action organized by Women Against Violence Against Women in Rochester, NY in 1977.

    Pine and Genesee by Kelly Gallagher (2020)

    A short experimental documentary about the site of a former stop on the Underground Railroad, the erasure of history, and what we owe those who came and struggled before us.

    Attica Inmate Sinclair Scott (excerpt) Charles McGill, Clarence Graham, Sanford Rockowitz/Portable Channel (1971)

    Interview with former Attica Prison inmate on conditions, events leading to rebellion and re-taking of prison. 

    We Had Each Other by Kelly Gallagher (2021)

    A group of powerful, bold, Irish women political prisoners at Armagh Jail shook Ireland to its’ core in 1980 when they began a transgressive “no-wash” protest, refusing to bathe for a year to bring attention to their plight and the abusive mistreatment of Irish political prisoners by the British government.

    The VSW Salon is programmed by Tara Merenda Nelson, taranelson@vsw.org

    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Still from We Had Each Other by Kelly Gallagher