50 Feet of String

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

All aspects by Leighton Pierce.

This is a film consisting of 12 sections all dealing in some ways with the slow and subtle repeated rhythms of daily life. The approach is highly painterly and impressionistic. The pace is slow with the intention of inviting viewers (those willing to go) into a more visceral and less verbally analytical state of mind. The "action," small events like the mail arriving, the storm coming, and the grass getting mowed, are secondary to the way of perceiving those events. In many ways this film reaches back into a kind of personal memory one might recall from early childhood.

Awards: Best of Fest, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1996; Best Experimental, Atlanta Film and Video Festival, 1996; Co-Best Experimental, Athens Film Festival, 1996; Juror's Citation, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, 1996.

Exhibition: Oberhausen Short Film Festival; Osnabruck Media Arts Festival; Image Forum, Japan; Impakt Film Festival; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar; Museum of Modern Art, NY.

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16mm film $208.00  

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