In anticipation of the Austin Film Society Texas premier of Brunner-Sung’s first feature Bella Vista ERC will present an evening of documentary shorts by Brunner-Sung. The program will include two works by filmmakers who have influenced and inspired her. The filmmaker will be present to introduce the films and host a post-screening Q & A.
Vera Brunner-Sung uses experimental, documentary, and narrative techniques to explore the connections between place and identity. The child of immigrants from Korea and Switzerland, Vera grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Early on, her intercultural, mixed-race experience created a fluid sense of belonging that informs her work.
“At the foundation of my work is the idea that place derives its meaning from the accumulation of subjective experience. I want to expose these traces, to better understand who—and why—we are.” VBS
Please come out to help us welcome Vera Brunner-Sung to Austin and for a wonderful night of beautiful and meditative film matched with engaging conversation.
Admission $7 general // $5 students