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Jane Gillooly

United States / Website


JANE GILLOOLY is a non-fiction and narrative film/video maker whose work is inspired and informed by a century of non-fiction filmmaking, silent and vintage cinema, and activism. Gillooly consistently surprises as she crosses new boundaries and confronts new subjects with a distinctive vision. A recent work, Suitcase of Love and Shame (2013), repurposes historical material for use in time-based media collage and is indicative of an evolving filmography. Selected to screen as part of the distinguished Art of The Real series at the Film Society at Lincoln Center 2014, the film has screened internationally winning Best International Film at Images Festival in Toronto. Gillooly uniquely balances a commitment to emotional authenticity with a sensorial, textural style driven by striking images, sounds, and a musical approach to editing. Gillooly has an enormous capacity for capturing the complexities of real characters on film. As in her previous works, Today the Hawk Takes One Chick, (2008) and Leona’s Sister Gerri, (1995), Gillooly demonstrates a compassion for and instinctive understanding of the nuances of human emotion.

A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), and numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council and MacDowell fellowships, Gillooly is a member of the graduate faculty and chair of Film / Animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston.

Audience of Love and Shame (2015) 70 min – Directed / Conceived
Suitcase of Love and Shame (2013) 70 min – Producer, Director, Editor
Today The Hawk Takes One Chick (2008) 72 min – Producer, Director, Editor
Splendor (2006) 2 min Producer, Director, Editor
Dragonflies, The Baby Cries (2000) 10 min – Producer, Director, Editor
Theme: Murder (1998) 56 min – Producer
Leona’s Sister Gerri (1995) 56 min – Producer, Director


Suitcase of Love and Shame

Suitcase of Love and Shame (Orig.) / 2013 / United States / 70 min

This 1960’s love story is reconstructed from 60 hours of audiotape purchased on eBay. The recordings, equally tender, erotic, and pathetic, chronicle the details of an adulterous affair.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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