We’re Going to the Zoo (2006)
This is a story about a real life brother and sister and their journey to the zoo. On their way, they accidentally pick up a hitchhiker. Continue reading
After an encounter with a wolf, a young woman (Lilith Stangenberg) casts off societal conventions to live a life free of hypocrisy.
Wild is a 2016 German drama film directed by Nicolette Krebitz. It was shown in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
caught this one in theatres last year. entire row of old ladies behind me walked out after complaining pretty loudly for a good half hour Continue reading
A young woman finds herself captured on board a military aircraft. The soldiers don’t think much of her until their commander confirms her identity and all hell breaks loose. Continue reading
The story of WikiLeak’s editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. Continue reading
The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025. Continue reading
A whimsical black and white film essay exploring the Tuscan landscape and its relationship between, tradition, modernity and food. Through shimmering hand-processed, window-framed ruminations, time passes in licks of light, while a storm gathers and a woman makes pasta by hand. Continue reading
The animated film VISITATION unwinds through a dark landscape of unending life and death; steeped in the alchemical and inner dream life the film explores a black and white landscape of gothic figures who enact evolving metaphysical dramas. Surrealistic and strange, cast in grainy 16mm images, the film allows an imaginary glimpse within “an outer-world night…” The visions in the film are summoned from the film maker’s imagining of a mythical eternity which is beautiful but fraught with pain, exposed by the ether voices and figures which inhabit the eternal ballet beneath our consciousness. VISITATION imagines scenes from the alchemical experiments which were calculated to disclose and finally manipulate existential nature. Metals, air, fire and water were essential elements in Alchemy, and their psychological counterparts are likewise interpreted within the film as essential elements of death, cruelty, rebirth, and eternal evolution. The film was inspired by hearing wolves crying and simultaneously reading H.P. Lovecraft, a combination which led the filmmaker’s imagination into the world she then created. Using painted cut-outs and early cinema techniques (multiple passes, mattes, multi-plane levels, in-camera superimpositions, shutter manipulation, etc.) the film was shot with a 16mm Bolex camera in black and white which gives it a grainy handmade look. The abstract passages were created by placing objects directly onto raw film and exposing the film with a flashlight. Thus the film’s process mirrors the alchemical nature of chemical and material experimentation. Continue reading