- Greta Snider |
- 1989 |
- 9 minutes |
- B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
FUTILITY's narrative is told in two disarmingly honest and personal voice-overs, with images reprinted from found and archival footage. The first section is a woman's story about a pregnancy and subsequent difficulties in scheduling an abortion. The second is a moribund love letter read by the same narrator. The images are never an illustration of the voice-over, nor do they constitute a narrative of their own, but blow in and out randomly, constituting a kind of peripheral vision.
"FUTILITY exhibits a strong ironic wit that permits no relaxation for the sake of humor." - Calvin Ahlgren, San Francisco Chronicle
Exhibition: Film Arts Festival, SF; Athens Film Festival; Copenhagen Film Festival; Honorable Mention, Humboldt Film Festival; Austin Film Society; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Secret Circus, "The Party Before the Ride."