Inspired by true events, While the Trees Sleep, written, directed + starring Emilie Sabath, tells the story of two women: Viola, a Detroit housewife with an unrelenting desire to participate in the equality movement finding its voice in the South, and Dorothy, an Alabama nurse married to a man twisted with pressures from the KKK and the FBI.
It’s summer 1965, and in two days Viola will be dead. Dorothy’s husband will find himself complicit in one of the most heinous, but soon forgotten, murders of the American Civil Rights Movement, and Dorothy will be left standing in the wake. The film is not intended as a documentary or a biopic, nor does it take on the Civil Rights Movement, The KKK or Feminism of that era. Told through the female characters involved, it strives to capture the small moments before, after and around a tragic event. ( .hollyandres.com )
“b. Missoula, Montana, 1977
Holly Andres uses photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Typically her images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Istanbul, Turkey and Portland Oregon where she lives and works. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Art in America, Artforum, Exit Magazine, Art News, Modern Painters, Oprah Magazine, Elle Magazine, W, The LA Times, Glamour, Blink and Art Ltd. – which profiled her as one of 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35.
Andres’s work was also selected for Go West! Cutting-Edge Creatives in the United States, a book surveying the best creative minds in architecture, design, art, fashion, photography and advertising – published by German-based, DAAB Books.
Most recently Andres’s first major museum exhibition, The Homecoming, premiered at The Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, Oregon. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition featured 43 photographs created over the past six years, including a large installation and several works that reveal a new direction for the artist. ” ( .hollyandres.com )