Photographer Katy Grannan will introduce a sneak preview of her first full-length feature film, The Nine. The film, which premiered earlier this year at the Visions du Reel International Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, is a portrait of the people who live on the Nine, a neighborhood in Modesto, California. Since 2006, Grannan's portrait photography has been focused on California's Central Valley (Modesto, Fresno, Bakersfield) and, at other times, San Francisco and Los Angeles. But she has consistently chosen to depict people ignored by society, people she calls the anonymous. Raw, poetic, direct and unnerving, the film is less a window into a foreign world than a distorted mirror reflecting our own, shared existence, says Grannan's official biography. Grannan will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Canzani Center Screening Room at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit beelergallery.org.