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Billy in the Lowground is the first live-action film by artist Mary Simpson and writer-curator-musician Fionn Meade, and it's built around the haunting, centuries-old murder ballad "Pretty Polly," performed in the film by the Foghorn String Band. In a conversation that ranges from Alaska to Joan Didion and the Greek word nostos, Meade, and Simpson circumnavigate the dark heart of what they've made, which is on display at Punch Gallery.

Check out Jen Graves's short review of Billy in the Lowground here.

For more of Mary Simpson's work, see Graves's review of her show earlier this year at 4 Culture Gallery.