Moat


Rental Format(s): 16mm

Once described as "beautiful yet disquieting" this film drifts through a complex visual narrative thick with textures, color, and emotion. Hand painted paper cut-outs are meticulously animated on layers of glass. In a house without a front door a woman sleeps during the day. At night she interacts with her own shadows, and imagines impossible ways of escaping. While she sleeps, a man moves in and out of the house as he works to dig a moat around them. Nearsighted by their own obsessive conventions, they cannot see what is happening in front of them. In the end, loneliness is all they can see, and the change they have tried so hard to fend off, pushes them further apart.

Exhibition: Sinking Creek, Ann Arbor, UFVA, Pacific Film Archives, PS 122, Chicago Filmmakers.

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16mm $35.00  

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