Apr 04

CROSSROADS: Sleep Furiously 4/18/2010 sfc_event_image2
Sunday, April 18, 2010

@ Victoria Theatre


CROSSROADS: Sleep Furiously

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We conclude the First Annual Report of Crossroads with the West Coast premiere of Gideon Koppel’s remarkable Sleep Furiously (which received its U.S. premiere at the Telluride Film Festival). Set in a small farming community in mid Wales, a place where Koppel’s parents – both refugees – found a home. This is a landscape and population that is changing rapidly as small scale agriculture is disappearing and the generation who inhabited a pre-mechanised world is dying out. Kopple leads us on a poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire.

Preceded by Ben Rivers’ most recent short I Know Where I’m Going.
“What would be left of human action, human traces, human constructions, human buildings and wider ripple effects of humans after that length of time…assuming, that humans disappear in the geologically near future.” A fragmented road trip through Britain on the peripheries. Down empty roads, off in the wilderness, a few lone stragglers. My first stop geologist Jan Zalasiewicz, talking about the Earth in One-hundred millions years time. – BR