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KU Theatre & Dance and KU Film & Media Studies are co-sponsoring a “Tomorrow Never Knows” Screening and filmmaker Q&A on Wednesday, February 28th from 4:00pm-6:00pm on the FMS Sound Stage! One of the filmmakers, Adam Sekuler, will be here to answer questions following the screening. See his bio below.

 

Bio

Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker, curator, educator and editor. Screening in forums and film festivals throughout the US and internationally, his many alternative films strike a delicate balance between stylization and naturalism, creating a poetic and lyrical form of visual storytelling.  His feature length documentary Tomorrow Never Knows won the Radical Empathy Jury Award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival where his film 36 Hours also won the Carolee Schneemann Award. 

He's produced short works for Barry Jenkins, Lisandro Alonso, Josh and Benny Safdie, Valerie Massadian, Amie Siegel, and Joe Swanberg.  As an editor he's worked with Robinson Devor, Courtney Stephens, Pacho Velez and Stephanie Spray. 

He holds an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder, is Founder and Programmer of Radar: Exchanges in Dance Film Frequencies, and was Program Director for Northwest Film Forum (Seattle). His work has screened at the BFI,  International Film Festival Rotterdam, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives, Walker Art Center, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, and dozens of other venues around the globe.

 

Tomorrow Never Knows
The uncomfortable reality of death is faced by Shar and Cynthia who, upon Shar’s diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s, make a brave and difficult decision: she will undertake a conscious death, fully experiencing the end of her life. This documentary moves away from any ominous, taboo or frightening depiction, instead raising the question of what we really mean when we say someone has gone. Is it the senility, the last breath or the burial? How do we prepare for each stage? And what happens when the diagnosis comes soon after your decision to start a gender transition? As our population ages and the number of diagnoses of this little-understood disease increases, these are questions we must find the cultural courage to address. This is a quiet, non-linear and thought-provoking piece that encourages and rewards the honest examination of our own mortality.

"TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS is one of the greatest films about death I’ve seen—it’s a triumph of empathy, a tour de force of emotion, and, perhaps even more monumentally, a prime example of cinema as ontological examination." - Cinefile

Winner of the Radical Empathy Award at Chicago Underground Film Fest 2018 

Nominated for a 2019 Queerty award for Best Documentary

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