Travis Wilkerson Plus

Los Angeles, CA

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A chance meeting in Havana with legendary Cuban film propagandist Santiago Alvarez changed the course of Travis Wilkerson's life. He now makes films in the tradition of the "third cinema," wedding politics to form in an indivisible manner. His films have screened at scores of venues and festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vienna, Yamagata, the FID Marseille and the Musée du Louvre. His best-known work is an agit-prop essay on the lynching of Wobbly Frank Little called "An Injury to One," named one of the best avant-garde films of the decade by Film Comment. His other films include “Accelerated Underdevelopment” (on the filmmaker Santiago Alvarez), the narrative feature “Who Killed Cock Robin?” and the National Archive series. In 2007, he presented the first ever performance art at the Sundance Film Festival with Proving Ground, a live multi-media rumination on the history of bombing described as “one of the most daring experiments in the history of Sundance.” His documentary “Distinguished Flying Cross,” was honored with prestigious jury prizes both at Cinema du reel and Yamagata. He also contributed short segments to two omnibus projects: “Far From Afghanistan,” and Orbit (films). His writings on film have appeared in Cineaste, Kino!, and Senses of Cinema. He has taught filmmaking at the University of Colorado and Film Directing at CalArts. Presently, he is the inaugural Visiting Fellow of Media Praxis in the Pomona College Media Guild. He is also the founding Editor of Now: A Journal of Urgent Praxis.


  1. Alex Nolan
  2. Animography
  3. Cinemad
  4. Ron Diorio
  5. Pomona Media Guild
  6. A Bruntel
  7. Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria
  8. Marcos Ortega Miranda
  9. Alex Smith
  11. Jim Finn
  12. Phantom Ride
  13. Cy Kuckenbaker
  14. Leighton Pierce
  15. three colors, all black
  16. jonathan thornhill
  17. Peggy Ahwesh
  18. jeanneLIOTTA

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