Jane Gillooly is a non-fiction and narrative film/video maker. She is committed to the art of narrative, how it is constructed, and how complex and often hidden histories, can be made accessible. What connects her work is an empathetic curiosity about particular individuals’ struggles. Especially when history, politics and personal crises conspire.Her films screen at museums and festivals internationally. Recent work includes, Suitcase of Love and Shame. A film which was sourced from audio recorded in the 1960s. Suitcase is a blended narrative of invented images and archival sound. Audience of Love and Shame, was commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image. This companion piece, is a two-shot film of an audience watching Suitcase of Love and Shame, and uses the audio from the original work. A podcast version of this work, that incorporates material that was omitted from the film, was produced for Love + Radio and released last summer through Public Radio International. Gillooly is a Guggenheim Fellow and has had one-person screening/exhibitions at MOMA, the ICA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Other honors include Best International Film at IMAGES Festival in Toronto, and numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the LEF Foundations Moving Image Award. Jane Gillooly grew up in Ferguson, Missouri. Her current feature film in progress, MISSING, is informed by a 1968 dispute over a road blockade that separated the then white “sundown” town of Ferguson Missouri from the neighboring African-American town of Kinloch. Once a thriving black town of 15,000 people in the 1950s, Kinloch has a population of fewer than 100 today. MISSING looks at Ferguson through a Kinloch lens.