Sunday, July 17th 2022
8 - 9:30 pm
This screening session features 3 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Thanks to our sponsors, we can offer you free entry! Reservations can be made HERE.
A SENTENCE THAT ENDS IN A WORD THAT STARTS A NEW ONE (USA) BY LETAO CHEN
Synopsis: “A film is a stream of consciousness and life is a making-sense of meaningless nothing. A digital triptych documentary mourning my grandmother’s death through language, chess, and ants on the bathroom wall, this film is a desperate attempt to articulate loving and mourning in a language I cannot speak (well enough). The simultaneous use of 3 screens imitates the way a thought is formed and a philosophy is philosophized. It is a stream of consciousness exploring the correspondence between language and emotional capacity. All scenes are entirely reenactments of actual events- until the unexpected coincidence that brings me to church.” Running time: 00:09:17.
RE-MEMBERING: MEDITATION ON A TRIPTYCH (SWEDEN) BY AMRA HECO
Synopsis: Logline: A chance encounter with discovered video footage from 1983 of the Bosnian town Tesanj triggers unexpected emotions as the filmmaker recognizes her grandfather who died in the 90's during the war. This opens old wounds, but also creates an opportunities for healing. The film is a meditation that brings into question dominating visual narratives through the eyes of three characters whose destinies and fates merge in unexpected ways through the thin veil of digital celluloid. Running time: 00:10:15.
About the director: After almost 15 years in radio broadcasting and television production, Amra goes back her working with her favorite format - documentary film. She spends her time between teaching film and working on her own artistic projects.
EXPERIMENTAL CURATOR: THE SALLY DIXON STORY (USA) BY BRIGID MAHER
Synopsis: A biographic documentary that delves into the life of experimental film curator Sally Dixon, a little-known pioneer in the male-dominated art world. Her story began in the 1960's when she received a small hand-held movie camera from her father-in-law and started making films, that she later called "Film Poems." Sally is known as a trailblazer in the "film as art" movement and created the film program at The Carnegie Museum of Art in 1970. She founded the program with the purpose of "promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of film as an art form and the filmmaker as an artist." It was one of the first museum-based film programs in the country. Running time: 01:00:00.
About the director: Brigid Maher is an award-winning documentary filmmaker focusing on women, from women’s issues in the Middle East to women’s health and beyond.