- Janice Findley |
- 1986 |
- 10 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Music: Paul Hansen; Actors: Kooch and Pam Walloch Beard; Art Direction: Tim Miller; Costumes: Kooch.
A hypnotic, visual frenzy of Kabuki imagery gone mad; the magical and ritualistic confrontation between a magenta-haired Western intruder and a Japanese recluse turns into a mesmerizing dance for domination. Live actors and objects filmed in stop-motion animation.
"A blend of whimsey and menace." - Greg Olson, Seattle Art Museum
"A startling effort with a technical polish that belies its budget ... an original vision with a life of its own. A large part of its strength is its disquieting marriage of charm and veiled threat. As it builds to its climax, silent samurai warriors unfold like time-lapse flowers." - Mary Brennan, Seattle Weekly
"Characterized by high-voltage visual style and symbolism." - Kathleen Murphy, Washington
"Dazzlingly surreal." - Richard T. Jameson, Pacific Northwest
Awards: CINE Golden Eagle, Seattle Int'l Film Festival; 14th Annual NW Film & Video Festival; Alternacon Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival.