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please note: This program also screens on April 24 at Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley. Information here.
Eight artist-made films explore things that pass between us. Songs, stories and trinkets are handed down from one generation to the next. Ghosts of the past take shape in the present, haunting cityscapes and backyards. Friends and family come together to build a house, read a poem, share traditions and construct a film. Film notes adapted from the artists’ descriptions.
Forty trips down a path extending from a family home are layered, in camera, creating a luminous journey. (Alexandre Larose, Canada 2013, 10 min)
Is It True What They Say
Archival films from “itinerant” filmmakers who traveled the south in the 1930s-1950s, are reworked, the footage presented as ghostly apparitions in modern urban locales. (Scott Stark, USA 2015, 10 min)
Audio recordings of my father and videos of the landscapes we have both traversed. Jáaji is a near translation for directly addressing a father in the Hočak language. (Sky Hopinka, USA 2015, 8 min)
Flying forward one minute, lying down the next—the past confronts the present. (Zach Iannazzi, USA 2016, 8 min)
Rock, Clay, Sand, Straw, Wood
A group working together to build a cottage in the Northern California landscape is documented, their gestures and materials transformed. (Adele Horne, USA/Canada 2015, 11 min)
Something Between Us
A choreographed motion study for twinkling trinkets, beaming baubles and glaring glimmers. (Jodie Mack, USA 2015, 10 min)
Starfish Aorta Colossus
Poetry watches film. Film reads poetry. Paolo Javier’s text is a catalyst for the digital sculpting of an 8mm Kodachrome canvas. (Lynne Sachs, Sean Hanley, USA 2015, 5 min)
Winter Beyond Winter
A stark winter, children at play and an elder in motion augment words—spoken and sung—of paternal ties and loss. (Jonathan Schwartz, USA 2016, 11 min)
Pictured above: Old Hat (2016) by Zach Iannazzi