New on 16mm: Betzy Bromberg’s a Darkness Swallowed

Posted May 3rd, 2010 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events


a Darkness Swallowed by Betzy Bromberg (16mm, 2005)

“a Darkness Swallowed opens on a pair of faded photographs showing an old dented car, one with a child standing beside it and the other without.  Speaking in voice-over, Bromberg references a past event, once that will forever haunt her although it occurred before her birth.  The film then sinks downward, dipping below the surface of the rational world to mine the seemingly infinite layers of the past stored within the fleshy entrails, chalky bones, sinewy spider webs and gnarled ligaments of both the body and the Earth. […] — Holly Willis, LA Weekly

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