Landing on the Edge
Place for Landing Shambhavi Kaul, USA, 2010, 6m.
Ms. Kaul noted before the film that it was entirely shot in mirrors which created some interesting framing choices. A good choice to lead off this session.
Hearts are Trump Again Dani Leventhal, USA, 2010, 14m.
Two and half days in and the first laughter generated by any of the films! Maybe because there seemed to be real life in this film it came across as honest. If one piece could be said to feel comfortable in its own skin this was it.
Ray’s Birds Deborah Stratman, USA, 2010, 7m.
Interesting profile of Ray. Well made. Not sure what is avant garde here.
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails Fern Silva, Brazil/USA, 2010, 13m.
Another film that came to life with music and rhythms. The soundtrack/mix made this memorable and complemented Mr Silva’s story telling. I was glad to be able to see a second piece for Mr. Silva. I want to see more.
Slave Ship T. Marie, USA, 2010, 4m.
Beautiful work in its simplicity.
Someone Should Be Happy Here April Simmons, USA, 2010, 5m.
I am sure this was clever, however I could not connect with it.
THE HUNCH THAT CAUSED THE WINNING STREAK AND FOUGHT THE DOLDRUMS MIGHTILY Stephanie Barber, USA, 2010, 2m.
Imaginative. Hope to see it at the Tate as part of their program next time I am in the UK.
razor’s edge Stephanie Barber and Xav LePlae, USA, 2010, 44m.
The 44 minutes seemed three times that long. Maybe that was the point?