North By Current, An Adaptation traces, first person, the filmmaker's relationship with his family following his niece's unexplained death and his brother-in-law's false incarceration for her murder. Against the landscapes of addiction, trans identity and religion, Madsen Minax weaves the complexities and nuances of human connection, to create a relentless portrait of coping rural America.


Madsen Minax is an artist, musician and filmmaker who was born and raised in Northern Michigan. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, an MFA from Northwestern University in 2012, and has held numerous residencies and fellowships from the Core Program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Berlinale DOC Station, the Flaherty Film Seminar and others. Madsen's projects have screened and exhibited at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), The British Film Institute (UK), the European Media Art Festival (Germany), the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Oufest, Newfest, and Frameline, earning jury awards from the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, the Vermont International Film Festival, the New Jersey International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Forum, Denver Underground Film Festival, Chicago's Reeling LGBT Film Festival, and the Indie Memphis Film Festival.