11/3 2:30p at Tivoli “Where the Pavement Ends” explores the charged relationship between the historically all-black town of Kinloch and its formerly all-white neighbor Ferguson. Kinloch is now essentially a ghost town, emptied of almost all of its residents when the nearby Lambert Airport offered buyouts during its expansion, and it’s become eerily pastoral, an aspect revealed in the fim’s recurrent drives down the abandoned streets. One of those streets, Suburban Avenue, serves as the documentary’s ground zero: Kinloch was essentially fenced off from its white neighbors, and there was an actual blockade on Suburban to prevent convenient access to Ferguson. “Where the Pavement Ends” unpacks the unequal nature of the two communities — and Ferguson’s racist roots — by focusing on the avenue and later implicitly comparing it to Canfield Drive, the street on which Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. Director Jane Gillooly, herself a Ferguson native, interviews former Kinloch residents — whose words are often heard in voice-over — and makes deft use of recordings and written materials from a federal study on Kinloch/Ferguson from the civil-rights era.
Director/producer/editor Jane Gillooly grew up in Ferguson, Mo., and her newest film, “Where the Pavement Ends” — which screens at the fest — explores the divided cities of Kinloch and Ferguson.
Gillooly is a Guggenheim Fellow and has had one-person screenings/exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Art of the Real, and 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 Foundation Moving Image Award.
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