The Grand Bizarre

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Frame Forward 2: The Grand Bizarre
The Main 5 Thu, Apr 18, 2019 7:20 PM
Director(s): Various
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Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:Frame Forward
Women & Film
Women Directors
Release Year:2018
Runtime:60 min
Director:Jodie Mack
Cinematographer:Jodie Mack
Editor:Jodie Mack
Composer:Jodie Mack


Jodie Mack's feature-length debut dives into the world of textile production at full force, blending animation, stop motion and experimental narratives to take the audience on a journey through fabric, patterns and the stunning visuals that make up our global and societal landscapes. A fever dream that melds graphic symbols, spoken word and fluid narration, The Grand Bizarre explores how the fabrics used in everyday life have shaped our world and transitioned across cultures throughout history. Symbols transform, patterns reappear, and even the simplest of textiles may have a global history hiding just underneath the seams. As Mack unearths the grand narrative of color and thread, the film transforms into a daring celebration of what binds societies together across borders, language and time. True, living people take the backseat in this film in favor of the avant garde, but audiences won't mind as Mack's stunning animations become their own cast of characters.

Director Biography

Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack was born in London, England in 1983. An experimental filmmaker and animator, The Grand Bizarre marks her first full-length film. She studied at both the University of Florida and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


"It’s the study of pattern through the lens of textiles, rhythm and language" - Vox Magazine


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