Local Knowledge

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE shatters the comforting dualities of nature/culture, public/private, home/away, time/space. Yet in place of easy references to apocalypse, the film suggests a simultaneously wondrous and dangerous world in flux. This is a mature work, pulling all of history through a moment, linking one's own sacred ground with distant fields of blood and joy. Playing with the unforgiving shifts between return and recurrence, Rimmer has fashioned a compelling new vocabulary of processed local and found images and, as a result of a remarkable collaboration with composer Dennis Burke the film has become a work of philosophical intensity. LOCAL KNOWLEDGE embraces the human chaos around us without bitterness or finger-wagging. It is a relentless voyage into the present, a territory too little inhabited.

Award: First Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1992

Rental Fees

16mm film $120.00  

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