Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King

  • Dates: January 26, 2019
  • Venue: The Cary Theater
  • Location: Cary
  • Address: 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
  • Phone: 919.462.2051
  • Times: 7pm
  • Admission: Free


We love local filmmakers! The Local Premieres Series premiere local films at The Cary. Featured selections will be filmed in North Carolina or directed or produced by an NC filmmaker. There’s a wealth of local film talent in our area and we’re happy to bring it to you! Each film will feature a Q & A session with the cast and director / producer afterward.

Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King engages the viewer in the work of sculptor and stop-action filmmaker Elizabeth King, who embarks on each new project by posing a single question to herself: “Can this be physically done?” Tracing King’s creative flow, curiosity and obsessive drive to solve the inevitable series of artistic and technical problems that arise in creating her disconcerting sculptures and animations, this documentary film explores King’s passion about the mind/body riddle, the science of emotion, the human/machine interface, and those things a robot will never be able to do. From studio to exhibition, and in conversations with fellow artists, curators and critics, the film asks what looking at and seeing one another means in an increasingly mediated world. Welcome Director Olympia Stone, her camera woman Simone Keith, and her subject – artist Elizabeth King – as they discuss the film and Elizabeth’s work.