Talk with Marilyn and Elliat: queer, women, filmmakers, friends.

Join us for a reflection upon the journey of two active female lesbian/queer filmmakers who have shared a supportive relationship for 16 years. Marilyn Freeman and Elliat Graney-Saucke, both 2016 Artist Trust Fellowship grantees, met in Olympia, Wa in 2001 on the set of "Group," a feature film by Marilyn and her partner Anne de Marcken, where Elliat was a production assistant through a high school internship. Speed forward 15+ years, Marilyn and Elliat are both still powering forward in their filmmaking and still in each others lives. This talk will explore their shared histories and the developments of their bodies of work.

Elliat Graney-Saucke is based in Seattle, WA, after living in Berlin, Germany from 2009-2015, and is completing her second feature documentary film "Boys on the Inside" about 'boy' identity in women's prisons. Elliat is currently Media Documentation Research Lead for the National Performance Network as well as serving as President of the Seattle Documentary Association and steering committee member of S.A.L.T. (Seattle Arts Leadership Team - Office of Arts and Culture), Next Generation National Arts Network and the Women's Working Group. Elliat has produced a body of over 20 short films with work screening in over thirteen countries. With additional film/creative projects in the works, she is as well the new Managing Director of the media communications agency Elliat Creative. 

Marilyn Freeman is based in Olympia, WA and has most recently coined and created a body of work under the philosophy and creative-spiritual frame of CinemaDivina. Her most recently long-term project is the decade long feature narrative "Sophisticated: The Hollywood Story of Miss Dorothy Arzner," about the early Hollywood lesbian film director. Her notable early work includes "Group" and "Meeting Magdalene." Marilyn has also been a media arts instructor at The Evergreen State College and is currently Director of state based media productions for Washington. 
http://marilynfreeman.com/

This event is being presented in partnership with Artist Trust, who awarded Marilyn and Elliat awards through their 2016 Fellowship.  
http://www.artisttrust.org/