Trace the Line: A Community Conversation

Deerfield Public Library

Trace the Line is a feature length film about two young artists in the Midwest, a black man and a white woman, a poet and a painter. It depicts their lives as they try to understand the world that we are in now, especially as it relates to isolation, connection, and race relations. 

The filmmakers will show exclusive behind the scenes photos and clips with audience members ahead of the public release of the film. A Q&A discussion will give attendees the opportunity to reflect on how these themes are reflected in our local community.

Bravebird has been on the forefront of diverse and equitable filmmaking since 2018. During the pandemic “pause,” Alex had a vision of a story come to him. This seed of an idea resulted in a COVID-compliant film, Trace the Line, that had the dual purpose of supporting artists who lost their work and reflecting on the shared experience of 2020. 

Learn more about Bravebird here, and watch the Trace the Line trailer here.

This event is part of the #RippleProject, a year-long series of free humanities programs focused on equity in the Dane County public libraries. Learn more here

Illustrated logo (text: Trace the Line) with a Black man on the left, images of George Floyd protests in background in red, orange and yellow, and white woman on the right, images of flowers around her in greens, blues and purples. The two are both wearing face masks, standing back to back and looking away from one another with a slash in between them.
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