Saturday • October 8 • 7:30pm
21C Museum Hotel
ELBOW OF LIGHT
director: Whitney Baker (46 min, 2010)
ELBOW OF LIGHT is a film on the life, work, and teachings of James Baker Hall, Kentucky's great writer, photographer, and educator.
Having spent the last several years of his life in privacy, in his last season Hall allows us to come close: into his home, his thoughts, and into what he calls his own nighttime mind. Our conversation with Mr. Hall reminds us that art-making has the capacity to transform a life of confusion and fear into one of awareness, expansion, and even joy—a lesson for the artist in everyone.
About the Filmmaker
Whitney Baker is a gardener from Bell County, Kentucky. A graduate of Lincoln Memorial University majoring in Mathematics and Studio Art, Mr. Baker has lived in Fayette County since 1993. His interests include smallmouth bass fishing in Elkhorn Creek, walking the golf course, painting, and writing screenplays, poetry, and non-fiction.