Short Films of Paige Taul

31 mins.
Directed by Paige Taul
2017–2020
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Thu, 8/18

Filmmaker Paige Taul joins us in person for a post-screening discussion! Free to Amherst Cinema Members.

This event has been rescheduled from June 16, 2022. If you have tickets for the original date, they remain valid for this screening.


In her own words, Paige Taul’s body of work “engages with and challenges assumptions of black cultural expression and notions of belonging through experimental cinematography.” These short films, many shot on 16mm film or using archival footage, weave a delicate and thought-provoking line through the nostalgia of looking back at our familial relationships, our culture, and our shared experiences. Her films hold space to remember and honor, while simultaneously creating a unique and mesmerizing visual language that pulls at the threads of history, asking critical questions about where we are, how we got here, and what we remember about that journey.

Paige’s films, especially when seen in sequence, become an entrancing series of meditations that, while often visually gorgeous—as images of loved ones from the past can be—remain loaded with the power of that individual and their circumstances, and the forces that shaped them.

This program will feature the short films: REID’S RECORDS, WHAT’S GOOD BRUCE?, TEEF, IN THE FACE OF GOD, 7-7-94 FOR MY BABE, TOO SMALL TO BE A BEAR, and I AM.


Paige Taul is an Oakland, CA native who received her B.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in cinematography from the University of Virginia and her M.F.A in Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently resides in Chicago, IL. Paige's work has been exhibited at venues including UnionDocs, CROSSROADS at SFMOMA, BlackStar Film Festival, and the Virginia Film Festival.


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.