In News, Public programs

Kansas City, MO, October 6, 2017: Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to announce that they are working in collaboration with PLUG Projects to present Madsen Minax’s new cult classic, Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum, on Friday, October 13. The screening will be hosted in La Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th St, Kansas City, MO). The screening begins at 7:00PM and will feature a live Q&A session with the director of the film, Madsen Minax. The event is free and open to the public.


Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum is a feature length experimental film that follows a middle school lunch lady, her multiple lovers and eccentric friends as they make contact with a trans-worldly ghost in an food-obsessed alternate sex-space-time. Eerie Lynchian tactics and campy John Water’s vibes unite as television monitors, radio frequencies, orifices and dreams all become portals to access the mysterious, carnal dimension.

The Memphis Flyer has described that the film, “…plunges the viewer into a dreamlike state,” while Brooklyn Magazine notes “Kairos Dirt gleefully elides genre and gender categories.” The Commercial Appeal appreciated the film’s aesthetic stating, “The most unusual film… Kairos Dirt is an unclassifiable mix of far-out metaphysics (think Donnie Darko) and the occasional startling image (think John Waters).”

Madsen began conceptualizing the film Kairos Dirt four years ago, stating, “I wanted to make a film that examined ideas of nonlinear time, youth, growth and death within a framework of sexuality and desire. I wanted to focus around the erotic aspects of consumption, using dreamscapes, alternate realities and magical realism to do so. I wanted to make a queer film that showed differently sized bodies, trans and gender ambiguous bodies engaging beyond the politics of queerness. As a trans and queer person, this desire was not only personal, but deeply political. Most importantly, I wanted to do this in a way in which these issues were not isolated, but fluid, floating in a larger mix of seemingly ordinary and extraordinary human struggles. Kairos Dirt successfully interrogates many complex themes through the blending of cinematic narrative trajectory and visual tactics from video art and experimental cinema.”

For more information, you can read the whole press release here.

Recommended Posts