Screening Myths

Film screening and talkback

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7 - 9 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Join Artists-in-Residence Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley for a screening of a selection of their past and current films, to accompany The Rape of Europa, commissioned by the Gardner Museum and on view in our Fenway Gallery. Between films, Mary and Pat will discuss their collaborative research and production methods, and how they use comic and tragic approaches to history and myth. Our moderator is Melissa Harris, editor-at-large of Aperture Foundation, a publisher committed to the advancement of photography and a celebrated center for the photo community. 

The evening will include the following films by the artists:

Camel Toe, 2008 (1:28) 

A World War 1 aviator bemoans the loss of his lover to a new, more exciting diversion. 

Sadie, The Saddest Sadist, 2009 (7:23) 

Explores the intermingled amorous and vocational experiences of a young woman working in a London munitions factory during World War I.

The Thong of Dionysus, 2015 (9:27) 

Follows Dionysus, Ariadnae, and the Minotaur on an intoxicated adventure in search of “a raisin to live.”

Blood Moon, 2021 (9:51)

Despite her desire to do good, an ardent young artist unwittingly unleashes a demon. Based in part on John Steinbeck’s 1937 novella, Of Mice and Men.

How to Buy

Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $20, seniors $18, students $13, free for members and children 17 and under.

  • Online, by clicking the TICKETS button above*
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The Artist-in-Residence program is directed by Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Barbara Lee Program Fund. The Rape of Europa by Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley was commissioned by the Gardner with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.