©2002 — 56 minutes
Downside UP captures the beginnings of America’s largest museum of contemporary art, MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and the rebirth of its host-city, North Adams. Through the eyes of filmmaker Nancy Kelly and her family, who worked in the factory before it closed, the film renders the subtle changes in the spirit of a region. Downside UP is about the tentative, dangerous notion of hope in a town widely viewed as hopeless.
Produced in partnership with WMHT.
Writer, Director, Producer: Nancy Kelly
Editor, Producer: Kenji Yamamoto
Director of Photography: Tomas Tucker, Lou Weinert
Sound Recording & Mix: Phil Perkins
• Mass Humanities