Burning Text, The

Rental Format(s): Super 8mm, 18 fps

With Anne Burns. Music by Daniel Nigrin.

THE BURNING TEXT is derived from writings by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio and from photographs by Bill Brandt. In the film a vain woman commits the ultimate selfish act by taking an overdose of sleeping pills. The Wizard of Oz in reverse. THE BURNING TEXT is the visual component of a multi-media performance piece by Moi, Je Nage ..., an experimental theater troupe based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In the multi-media performance, the movie usher, traditionally situated at the perimeter of the theater, is placed at the center.

This film was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts - American Film Institute, Mid-Atlantic Region Media Arts Fellowship Program. Administered by Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Exhibition: Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, 1991; LA Filmforum, 1991; Chicago Filmmakers, 1991; Northwest Film and Video Center, OR, 1991; Anthology Film Archives, 1991; Bruxelles Int'l S8mm Film/Video Festival, 1991.

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