Somewhere Between Jalostotilan and Encarnacion

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN JALOSTOTITLAN AND ENCARNACION is a handheld travelogue of North America, presented in the unbroken 28-second shots of [Hoffman's] spring-wind camera and the intertitles of a Mexican journey. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ... is a Catholic drama of life and death played out in the streets of North America. Its gesture is a public circumstance: a horn band in Guadalajara, a Catholic procession in Toronto, distant passing traffic in Colorado. These scenes are presented, each in their turn, as separate and discrete events moving between titles describing a boy lying dead. They are a discourse that moves a geography of surface into concert with a transcendental history, a history of death." - Michael Hoolboom, Vanguard