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Posing questions

In her films and animations, Nancy Andrews sets out to draw the undrawable. Death, for instance.

Her critically praised 2009 film "On a Phantom Limb," which combines animation, live action, puppetry and other techniques, was inspired by the artist's near-death experience several years earlier. It screens, along with Andrews' 2010 film "Behind the Eyes Are the Ears," at 8 tonight in Squeaky Wheel (712 Main St.).

Andrews' work, the subject of two solo exhibitions in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and part of many international collections, combines unexpected forms and media to produce films that pose probing questions about human aspirations. For instance, according to her bio: "What is our place in the universe? What do we really know? How do we try to grasp the past, or the future?"

For those seeking answers to those and more earthbound questions, Squeaky Wheel will offer a Skype Q&A session with the artist following the screening. The evening gets started at 7 p.m. and costs $7, $5 for members. More info is at www.squeaky.org or 884-7172.

-- Colin Dabkowski