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June 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - July 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Indiana humanities and historic new harmony have partnered to host a screening of the liminal film tour. Liminal: Indiana in the Anthropocene (54 minutes) is a meditative aerial film that illustrates our state as a microcosm of this new planetary epoch. Society is accelerating into the Anthropocene where our relationship with the Earth is one of conquest, dominance, and manipulation. This new epoch encapsulates the world as human civilization fundamentally distorts ecological and planetary systems. It is incessant and expansive motion, a profound generation of power, endless extraction, and nonstop movement of materials all fed into a global metabolism. The byproduct is continuous dumping, pollution, and transformation. And yet, encased within the Anthropocene’s vast tentacles, we find it difficult to comprehend the unnerving transitions of this new world. The immensity of the Anthropocene’s broad signatures that span continents make it both ubiquitous and opaque. What if we could compress it into a defined space to better visualize and perceive it globally and locally?

Liminal captures features of this global phenomenon within the boundaries of our state, collapsing the global into the local. We present the world of the Anthropocene not as an exotic feature of a transformed landscape on the other side of the world, but in a space we inhabit; our home, Indiana. The Anthropocene isn’t “out there” but “right here”.

Entirely filmed with drone cameras by Indiana Aerials and accompanied by an original score written by Ft. Wayne composer Nate Utesch of Metavari, Liminal reveals a compelling and uncanny view of Indiana in all its features and forms.

Film Screening SCHEDULE

5:30 PM Doors open (Please note: early entry will not be permitted)

6:00 PM Film screening begins

7:00 PM Film screening ends / Q&A begins

7:30 PM Q&A concludes

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be offered.

Please note: Though advance registration is requested, a ticket does not guarantee you a seat. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and we will oversell this event. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.

These films are recommended for viewers over the age of 12.


June 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
July 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
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