Artist Vanessa Renwick (of The Oregon Department of Kick Ass) and PMOMA present photographer/writer/filmmaker Danny Lyon and two of his films: WILLIE and MURDERERS. A Q&A with Lyon will follow the films.
A seminal activist artist working in the style of New Journalism, Lyon transitioned from photographing civil rights events in the ‘60s to making in-depth photographic studies and documentary films. His work always telegraphs a deep sense of empathy for outlaws, outcasts, and underdogs staking their claims at the fringes of society. This screening pairs two films: WILLIE (1985, 82 minutes) profiles his friend Willie Jaramillo and his repeated tangles with the law in Bernalillo, New Mexico; MURDERERS (2005, 30 minutes), shares the shocking and surprisingly vulnerable stories of five murderers in three different states.