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Kaleidoscopic: Recent Films by Fox Maxy

Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021


Tickets: $10; $7.50; $5
All-access pass: $30; $22.50; $15
BAM Members: Levels 1-3 get 50% off highest suggested price with discount code; free for Level 4 and above.

Films available to stream in the US only

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Wednesday June 23, 2021
Performances no longer available.

Trickster forces lead us through curious journeys of time, memory, identity, environments, and opposition in these recent films by artist Fox Maxy.

Post-screening Q&A with director Fox Maxy, moderated by Almudena Escobar López.

This event includes closed captioning.

All BAMcinemaFest films are available until Tue, Jun 29 at 11:59pm. Please ensure you have time to complete your film viewing.

Maat Means Land

2020, 30min


What does it mean to come from somewhere?

San Diego

2020, 32min


Multiple perspectives and experiences are pieced together as a response to colonialism and quarantine. How can we keep our communities safe?

Watertight (Rough cut)

2022, 40min


An experimental hybrid documentary featuring conversations between friends, interrupted by fake commercials, digital animations, and archival and personal footage. Fox Maxy’s debut feature zooms in and out of pollution, dreams, nightmares, Standing Rock, suicide, land-based learning, partying, and praying. It's an experience built on the possibilities of creating your own realities and opportunities. This film is for freaks.

Fox Maxy is currently raising funds to complete this film, with the majority going towards compensating a mostly indigenous crew. Various forms of support are welcomed and additional materials (budget breakdown, treatment, etc.) can be shared upon request. To learn more about how to donate or get involved with the film, please visit


2021, 18min


7 rapes, 29 years and 0 labels. This film is not about being a woman or being a man. Thank you for watching.


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Fox Maxy 

Fox Maxy (Payómkawichum & Ipai Kumeyaay) (he or she) is a filmmaker and artist in San Diego, CA. He makes his own rules. He has a film company called Civic Films that produces experimental films, artist profiles and music videos. He made 2 short films during quarantine in 2020. His work has screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) Doc Fortnight, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), AFI Docs, ImagineNative Film Festival and Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) among others.

Almudena Escobar López 

Almudena Escobar López is an archivist, researcher, and independent curator. She is the Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in Rochester. She has organized screenings and exhibitions internationally at galleries, cinemas, and festivals, including Cinemateca de Bogotá, Cineteca Nacional de México, Anthology Film Archives, Union Docs, and the Alternative Film-Video Festival in Serbia. 

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