THE NINE | TRAILER (2015) from Katy Grannan on Vimeo.
In two weeks, Katy Grannan’s first feature film, The Nine will be screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Katy Grannan’s intimate documentary explores the lives of those who struggle with their past tragedies and current addictions. The filmmaker’s delicate but deepening focus on the mystery of Kiki—whose clinging, childlike world-view belongs to someone a fraction of her actual age—looks for answers in those around her, who still dream of reuniting with their children, working a garden, running a mud wrestling club. Despite their ravaged lives, their songs burst out with a terrible and unflinching beauty.
Tuesday, 11 October at The Cinearts Sequoia 2, 9:00pm
Wednesday, 12 October at The Lark Theater, 2:30pm
For more information on The Nine or to purchase tickets, please visit the Mill Valley Film Festival website.
For more information on Katy Grannan, please visit her artist page.
The May issue of FT Magazine, American photographer, Katy Grannan, talks about her upbringing and what inevitably lead her to photography. The Nine, Grannan’s new film, unveils the dark reality of poverty and addiction and shines a light on those individuals who are most affected.
“It is a thread that has run throughout her work since her earliest photographs of strangers: the power of the camera not only to objectify but to dignify a subject as someone worth looking at.” —Jonathan Griffin
To learn more about Katy Grannan’s work and publications, please visit her artist page.
The Nine depicts a fallen Neverland where ruined lives exist in parallel with the sublime, and the lines blur between the fantasy of one woman’s imagination and the brutal reality she cannot escape.
To learn more about The Nine visit the website for the film.
To learn more about Grannan’s work, please visit her artist page.