Flicker & Wow: The Dockworker’s Dream

April 1, 2016 · The Square Room · 4:45 P.M.

Fish Point

Fish Point

Directed by Pablo Mazzolo · Argentina · Southeast Premiere · 7 minutes

The film is an impressionist, kinetic exploration through the natural landscape of Fish Point the Provincial Nature Reserve on Pelee Island (Ontario, Canadá).

The Dockworker’s Dream

The Dockworker’s Dream

Directed by Bill Morrison · USA · World Premiere · 18 minutes

A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965

A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965

Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer · USA · Southeast Premiere · 7 minutes

A meditative exploration of the violent struggle for independence in southeast Asia and butterfly metamorphosis. Framed by excerpts from Sylvia Plath’s poem “Tulips,” A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965 reminds us that comfort is a privilege and denial of the suffering of others is not an option. Scored by a 1965 performance of Bartok’s “Solo for Violin 3.”

Wild Currents

Wild Currents

Directed by Stephen Broomer · Canada · Southeast Premiere · 7 minutes

A tragic mistake jolts Teddy and Joanne into limbo. Their spirits bear witness to their past usage of household appliances, as if by electric charge they might uncoil their spectral presences from home and garden. A myth and a ghost story for Christine Lucy Latimer, on her birthday, 2015.

Mad Ladders

Mad Ladders

Directed by Michael Robinson · USA · Southeast Premiere · 10 minutes

A modern prophet’s visions of mythical destruction and transformation are recounted across a turbulent geometric ceremony of rising curtains, swirling set pieces, and unveiled idols from music television’s past. Together, these parallel cults of revelation unlock a pathway to the far side of the sun.

Something Horizontal

Something Horizontal

Directed by Blake Williams · USA · Southeast Premiere · 10 minutes

Flashes of Victorian domestic surfaces and geometric shadows transform the physical world into a somber, impressionistic abstraction, while elsewhere a spectre emerging from the depths of German Expressionism reminds us that what goes up always comes down.