Sun, Apr 27 / 6:15 / Kabuki / INAL27K
Tue, Apr 29 / 8:45 / PFA / INAL29P
Small moments—remembering friends and family, capturing the details of nature, contemplating a neighborhood’s history—abound in these seven artistic visions. Shifting from the public space of amusement parks to the intimacies of home, these formally inventive films are visually arresting and philosophically introspective. Their meticulous observations reveal the filmmakers’ respect for the emotional resonance of simple objects and familiar places and remind us that one can simultaneously mourn and celebrate the past.
Last Days in a Lonely Place
The virtual landscapes of a video game are transformed into an existential tale of solemn beauty. (Phil Solomon, USA 2007, 20 min)
Exhilarating visions of amusement park rides and twirling children ask: Is the world spinning out of control? (Henry Hills, USA 2008, 10 min)
A walk though a San Francisco neighborhood overlays the past and present to reveal a forgotten 19th century pleasure park through stereographic images. (Katherin McInnis, USA 2007, 11 min)
A robin’s game of hide-and-seek raises the question of what it and we are seeing. (Vincent Grenier, USA 2007, 3 min)
dwarfs the sea
Snapshot portraits of sailors are accompanied by intimate biographical musings, which sway us gently to and fro like the rocking of a ship. (Stephanie Barber, USA 2007, 6 min)
Embroidered handkerchiefs and other cherished linens, saved over a lifetime, comprise a cinematic reflection on loss and grief. (Abraham Ravett, USA 2007, 7 min)
Pitcher of Colored Light
Peace and loneliness infuse an elderly woman’s home and garden, sensuously depicted in changing light over the seasons. (Robert Beavers, USA 2007, 24 min)
—Kathy Geritz and Irina Leimbacher
Total running time 81 min. Presented in association with Kino21. Sponsored by Stella Artois.