Shelly Silver

Shelly Silver – This Film (2018)

Filming is alchemy; preserving, seeing, devouring, cutting. Chopping the flow of images with a push of a button. It privileges a solitary unseen protagonist, choosing this over that and then that, it eats anything, not everything. Read More »

Shelly Silver – A Tiny Place That is Hard to Touch (2019)

In a faceless apartment in Tatekawa, Tokyo, an American woman hires a Japanese woman to translate interviews about Japan’s declining birthrate. The two women grate, fight, and then crash together in love or lust, at which point their story gets hijacked into science fiction territory, as the translator interrupts their work sessions with stories from a world infected with the knowledge of its own demise. Read More »

Shelly Silver – Touch (2013)

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A man returns, after fifty years, to Chinatown to care for his dying mother. He is a librarian, a re-cataloger, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us – his witnesses and collaborators. Sitting in the dark, we share his cloak of invisibility, both a benefit and a curse. Read More »