Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15 2018

All the Beautiful Girls

Thursday, April 12 at 2:30 PM
Friday, April 13 at 9:15 PM

Shorts Block: Body Chronicles
Amanda Justice | Brooklyn, NY | 5 min
Genre: Experimental

Muted VHS interviews with women who participated in porn films are edited against solemn images of the sky in this quietly unsettling found footage collage.

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Meet The Filmmaker

We asked our filmmakers some questions about them and their work. For further questions, join us at the designated post-screening Q+A!

Amanda Justice:

1. What is your connection to the South?

I’m from South Florida, and spent most of my life going between the beach and the swamp.

2. Where did you get your inspiration for this work?

This piece is quite complicated for me. I created it right after the Weinstein story broke, in the wake of #metoo. So many of my friends and family were sharing stories of exploitation and abuse, and this piece was my voice.

3. How did you start making films?

I was programming before I was making– I started working at the Florida Experimental Film Festival (FLEX) while in college and felt inspired by all of the work I was seeing. At that time I came into some video equipment from a Professor of mine, and started collecting quite a large VHS collection from flea markets in Ocala, FL. At that point, I had all the tools– I thought I might as well give it a shot. I started performing at my friends’ shows–playing a pile of tapes at grunge and punk shows around Gainesville.

4. Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?

I moved into a house in Gainesville in 2010 that was this huge, insane, historical house. It had about 20 rooms, wallpaper reminiscent of The Shining, and all these carpeted crawl spaces that connected every room. When I was shoving my stuff into my closet, I noticed there was a piece of plywood in the back that seemed loose. I pulled it out and behind the wood was a massive stack of porn tapes, floor-to-ceiling, each one had clearly been dubbed by the previous owner, and they were all hand-labeled. I’ve made a ton of work from those tapes over the years, but the footage from this tape, labeled ‘Jim’s Girls,’ is probably the one that makes me the most uncomfortable.

5. What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?

I have wanted to attend Indie Grits for over a decade now — I’ve had friends who have attended and shown work over the years and they talk about what a great festival it is. I’m so excited to be able to meet the awesome team behind the festival. It takes so much to put on an experimental fest, and the people who work to make festivals happen are always so passionate, dedicated, and just fantastic.


6. Why should someone see your film?

With this piece, I invite you and make eye contact with a few strangers for awhile and to sit with someone else’s discomfort.

Film Shorts

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A Name That I Admire
All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps
All The Beautiful Girls
All The In-Between
Amarillo Ramp
An Accidental Drowning
Atlantic City
Baby Oil
below the neck, above the knees
Blanko – “Hallelujah”
Bless These Sounds Under the City – “THE SLEEPING 8”
The BLM Bridge Protest: One Year Later
Can’t Kids – “Coperroni”
The Checkout Line
Cowgirl Up
CPS Closings & Delays
Dishing Out Community
dragons & seraphim
Elizabeth Sees
F E B R A – “Fasterrrr”
Flagged: An American Love Story
Fluid Frontiers
Forgive Me
Fruit Don’t Fall Far
Gays for Trump?
Girls Rock Columbia
Grand Dragon
Growing Girl
Hair Wolf
Hardcore Wrestling Alliance
Kaye the Beast – “HEARD”
Kevin Devine – “Couldn’t Be Happier”
Kim Bush’s Abduction
Levitate, Levitate, Levitate
Lost Touch
me and my army
My Body Is Not My Own
My Name Is Marc, And You Can Count On It
Not For Medical Use
Nothing A Little Soap Can’t Fix
Ol Scratch
Pak Anggir
The Passages of Pride
Post Nuke
Prayer for Roy Moore
Recuerdos de Sangre / Blood Memories
Roadside Attraction
Sequoyah – “Blue Jays”
Serpents and Doves
Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar
Skater Boy and Friendly Cop
Socks on Fire: Uncle John and the Copper Headed Water Rattlers
Station 15
Steve’s Kinkoes
Sweet Nothing
This My Favorite Mural
Three Legged Dog
Tiger Toilet
The Traveler Takamure
You Can’t Play With Us