Overpass

“Overpass,” (trailer) color HD, experimental documentary, 5 minutes, 2014. Dir. Kami Chisholm.

Beginning with a seeming ordinary afternoon drive down a Los Angeles highway, “Overpass” weaves together intimate stories of histories of racial and domestic violence against the backdrop of the infamous OJ Simpson car chase in 1994. In this lyrical, experimental short, filmmaker Kami Chisholm draws from television news reports, archival footage, and her own family history to explore the gaps between celebrity spectacle and the mundane realities of interpersonal violence endemic to US society.

EXHIBITION HISTORY:

  • New Toronto Works, Pleasuredome (October 2014)
  • Imagining Crisis Conference, York University, Toronto (November 2014)
  • Festival of (In)appropriation, Los Angeles (February 2015)