Sourcing original 35mm nitrate footage, filmmaker Bill Morrison pieces together a unique visual exploration of WWI from footage that has never been viewed by modern audiences, and will ... See full summary »
They come at night and everybody steps out. They light torches and remember those who have walked these streets before them. In the coming hours, the city will be on lockdown: an eclipse appears and meteors start to fall.
"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... See full summary »
The hero-worship that Simone has for a pop singer is built to a crescendo until she passes out when she finally sees him up-close in a crowd of fans. She is later shocked when he lets her know that he does not love her.
Every so often among the wannabe short movies and film school exercises that get space in festivals, something stands out. THE FILM OF HER is remarkably resonant.
The plot line has a clerk who stops the paper prints from the Library of Congress copyright rolls being burnt because he believes an old porno movie, which has haunted him since he saw it in his youth, is included ... intriguing points of contact with reality and shared experience.
Video transfer uses mixes, superimpositions and undercranking to create emphasis. Director Morrison went on to do a feature length compilation of decayed Nitrate film to be played with live music. These got as far as the Pordenone Silent Film festival.
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