Silver Returns, The

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

A chemical Western in 16mm whose primitive processes reveal a profound instability of language within desert landscapes. Made through the hand processing and primitive contact printing of outdated laboratory print stock, The Silver Returns examines the phenomena of "letter mountains" that proliferate the old mining towns of the American Southwest. Much of the silver mined here, became the image-bearing material of photographic film. The silver returns to find the instability of the film's emulsion mirroring the desert's toxic environmental remains.

Note: This film has an optical soundtrack that was directly chemically printed on the film. It requires sound levels to be raised to the point of loudness. The sound of the projector machine often becomes a part of the soundtrack. Turn the sound up very loud!

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16mm film $88.00  

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