Line of Fire
- Dominic Angerame |
- 1997 |
- 8 minutes |
- B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Sound Design: Amy Leigh Hunter
In November of 1993 I was diagnosed as having coronary arterial disease. A subsequent angiogram revealed that open heart surgery was necessary - it was almost immediately performed. This angiogram was filmed originally on 35mm motion picture film. In March of 1995 my apartment burned down in the early morning hours and my girlfriend and I escaped with our neighbor down the rear fire escape as lethal smoke was enveloping us. I was able to return to the scene the next day in order to film the aftermath. This film is a blend of footage from these two episodes and explores the temporal nature of the lives we live.
"LINE OF FIRE is a real life gothic horror story documenting the simultaneous conflagration of the auteur's material possessions as well as his coronary arteries; sirens in the dark night presage the charred, soaked remains of the burned-out flat, the aftermath examination a march to the death chamber, all the while the thumping-clicking of the angiogram, like THE TELL TALE HEART, ends in open heart surgery.
"Thanks so much for sharing your work and your life"--Jody Weiner, Esq.
Continuum, Deconstruction Site, Premonition, Line of Fire, Battle Stations, and The Soul of Things can be rented together for $550
Revealing Bodies Film Series, San Francisco Exploratorium , July 2000
Filmbrennen Plattform for Experimental-Kurz Film/Video, Kulm, The Netherlands, October, 2000
Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1999
Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL February, 1999
Athens International Film Festival, May, 1998
Impackt Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 1998
Michigan Theatre, March 1998
University of Colorado, Boulder, One Person Showing, Boulder, November, 1997
Mill Valley Film Festival, October, 1997
San Francisco International Film Festival, May, 1997
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA, May, 1997