Professor Laura Kraning's Film to Screen in the Mur Murs Film Series

image of a cloudy sky with the logo of the Mur Murs film festival.

Mur Murs: A Celebration of Artists' Cinema screens this Saturday

DMS professor Laura Kraning's film Las Breas will screen as part of the Mur Murs Film Series, in-person and online this weekend.

Screening: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. 

Mur Murs is a one-day film series presenting contemporary artists’ cinema in Los Angeles. Hosted annually at the REDCAT (Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater) in Downtown Los Angeles, this year, the festival is also streaming online. Las Breas is featured as a part of Program 3, in which, the program describes, "geological time is considered alongside the lived experience of time."

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Las Breas (12 min, 2019), a collaboration with Blue Kraning, “is an observational portrait of three tar pits, of which there are only six in the entire world. Situated in three distinct landscapes in Southern California – urban Los Angeles, the oil fields of the San Joaquin Valley, and Carpinteria Beach – Las Breas investigates the spaces between archiving the pre-historic and the contemporary industrial landscape.”

a wooly mammoth fossil is seen through glass which reflects visitors' feet.

A still from Las Breas