Professor Cash Ragona is part of a panel discussion for a screening of the new documentary film, “Experimental Curator: The Sally Dixon Story” (2022). Other panelists are: the film director, Brigid Maher; former Carnegie Museum of Art Curator of Film and Video Curator, Bill Judson; and CMU Archivist, Emily Davis. The screening and panel discussion takes place at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater on Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (free and open to the public).
“Experimental Curator: The Sally Dixon Story” is a documentary that delves into the life of experimental film curator Sally Dixon. Her story began in the 1960’s when she received a small hand-held movie camera from her father-in-law and started making films, which she later called “Film Poems.” Dixon is known as a trailblazer in the field of experimental film and media and created the film program at The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh in the 1970s. It was one of the first museum-based film programs in the country. “The Sally Dixon Story” features interviews with Carolee Schneemann, Jonas Mekas, Cash (Melissa) Ragona, Bill Judson, Ben Ogrodnik, and many other friends and colleagues of the legendary Film Curator, Sally Dixon.