Jessie Kahnweiler: Making Art out of Violence
At the University of Redlands, Jessie Kahnweiler quickly began ditching class in order to make documentaries. For her thesis film, Little America, she hitchhiked across the country to explore the world of America’s truck drivers. Jessie was selected for the 6 Points Artist Fellowship which inspired her comedic web series Dude, Where’s my Chutzpah? Her short, Meet my Rapist, a dark comedy, debuted at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival and inspired her live show The Rape Girl. Jessie confronted her own white privilege in her viral hit Jessie Gets Arrested. Jessie’s latest project for which she writes, directs, and stars is The Skinny, produced by Refinery29 and Jill Soloway’s Wifey.tv, and won a Webby for best dramatic series.
Co-Sponsored by Center for Gender Justice and Johnston Center
TW: Screening of “Meet My Rapist”. Counselor will be present.
Orton Conference Center
Redlands, 92374, CA, United States