NORTH BY CURRENT Feature Films In Person at AFI Silver


Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Angelo Madsen Minax and subject Pam Fisher moderated by AFI Festivals Program Manager Eric Moore.

Filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his childhood home in Michigan with the intent to learn more about his family’s entanglement with the justice system. After the death of his young niece and accusations that the family might somehow have been involved, he has many questions that won’t have clear answers. While interviewing his family, the conversations turn toward the complicated nature of family issues. Generational addiction, childhood bullying, religious trauma, gender identity and layers of pain get explored. Throughout the film, Angelo includes his mother, father and grieving sister to share their own stories and perspectives with care and sensitivity, while never shying away from being vulnerable himself. Like all families, there are injuries, and in NORTH BY CURRENT the camera is used as a tool to reveal and heal. –Eric Moore

Continue the conversation on DOCS Connect, with filmmaker in attendance to respond to your questions, here.

Angelo Madsen Minax is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker. His projects have shown at the European Media Art Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Anthology Film Archives, BFI, REDCAT, SOMArts, Kurzfilm Hamburg, Outfest, Newfest, Frameline, Reeling and others. Madsen’s new film NORTH BY CURRENT (2021) was co-produced by Field of Vision and POV. It premiered at Berlinale and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Angelo Madsen Minax
Hard Flow
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Country: USA

Year: 2021

Director: Angelo Madsen Minax

Screenwriter: Angelo Madsen Minax

Producers: Felix Endara, Angelo Madsen Minax

Executive Producers: Charlotte Cook, Chris White, Justine Nagan

Directors of Photography: Angelo Madsen Minax, Chris Naka, Meredith Zielke

Editor: Angelo Madsen Minax

Production Designer: Angelo Madsen Minax

Music: Julien Baker

Featuring: Angelo Madsen Minax

Running Time (minutes): 86

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions Available