Day Is Done is a carnivalesque opus, a genre-bending epic in which vampires, dancing goths, hillbillies, mimes and demons come together in a kind of subversive musical theatre/variety revue. This theatrical spectacle lasts over two and a half hours and unfolds as a series of episodes that form a loose, fragmented narrative. The video includes parts 2 to 32 of Kelley's multi-faceted project "Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstructions" in which trauma, abuse and repressed memories are refracted through personal and mass cultural experiences.
The source material is a series of high school yearbook photographs of "extracurricular activities", specifically those that represent what Kelley calls "socially accepted rituals of deviance". Kelley stages his video narratives around these found images.
The Filmclub Münster is the oldest film club still in existence in Germany. It was founded in June 1948 in the vicinity of the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität to promote cultural film and to create a counterweight to commercial film. Supported by the Filmwerkstatt Münster, the Münstersche Filmtheater-Betrieben, the Westfälischer Kunstverein and Burg Hülshoff - Center for Literature, and funded by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, the filmclub münster regularly organises thematic film series presented at the Schloßtheater cinema and other venues.
The clubkarte is free for members of the Westfälischer Kunstverein.
Admission to the screenings costs a reduced rate of €5 with the filmclub card. Advance booking usually starts on Tuesday of the previous week.