Documentary filmmaker Kathy Kasic will discuss her approach to filmmaking and explain how it has evolved throughout her career during a talk at UW-Barron County on April 20, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (R234). Her presentation, “Exploring Alternatives to Documentary Approaches,” is part of the university’s Thursday @ the U Lecture and Performance Series.
Kasic, an assistant professor in the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont., will discuss the background and motivation for her film, Enter the Wind. She also will explore the evolution of her work as filmmaker and discuss her sensory vérité, poetic and lyrical-performance documentary approaches.
Before becoming a filmmaker, Kasic was a biologist, recording vocalizations and behavior of a nocturnal frog species found only in the Amazon. Her work was published in Nature, Proceedings of the Royal Society and The New York Times. Since then, she has worked on over 40 film productions, many shown at international festivals and galleries and broadcast on National Geographic, BBC, PBS and the Discovery Channel.
Thursdays @ the U Series talks are free, open to the public and sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation. UW-Barron County is located at 1800 College Drive in Rice Lake. For more information, call 715-234-8176.