Sunday, February 20, 2005

Dialogues in the Dark

Program 8: Seen Missing, Two Premieres

California College of the Arts

The two newest works by New York filmmaker Abigail Child document a search through images to throw light on how we got into this mess. The Future is Behind You retells the story of two sisters buffeted by the tides of fascism, with personal 16mm archives of a German Jewish family from the 1930s accompanied by the music of John Zorn. Cake and Steak examines the visual details of 1950s Americans training for a life in the suburbs. Child will contextualize her work by screening Alexander Kluge’s Brutality in Stone: Eternity in Yesterday and letting D.W. Griffith’s unedited camera reels deconstruct his invention of narrative in cinema. (Konrad Steiner)