Nuclear Family

  • Dana Plays |
  • 2001 |
  • 22 minutes |
  • COLOR/B&W |
  • OPT

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

"Nuclear Family uses found footage to create a dark portrait of the violence and turbulences underlying seemingly ordinary family life." - Steve Anker

"An arresting, deconstructed, yet nostalgic work that resonates with optically reprinted images from the 1950s. Vintage government films in which mannequins record the effects of nuclear blast experiments, science films depicting animal experiments, and home movies are interwoven so as to comment upon and recollect the notion of family during the era which gave birth to the nuclear age." - John Columbus, Director, Black Maria Film Festival

"A haunting, emotional exploration of human isolation drawn from observational films - scientific films, documentation of animal-behavior experiments, and early preschool footage." - Kathy Geritz, Film Curator Pacific Film Archive.

First Prize, Jurors' Choice Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Honorable Mention, Ann Arbor Film and Video Festival
First Prize Experimental Film Award, Empire State Film Festival

First Person Cinema, Boulder Colorado
Pacific Film Archive at the Berkeley Art Museum
Northwest Museum Arts and Culture
San Francisco Cinematheque at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Athens International Film Festival
Film Forum at The Egyptian Theater
Women in the Director's Chair Film Festival
Big Muddy Film Festival
Deep Ellum Film Festival
Savannah Film and Video Festival
Euro Underground Film Festival

Rental Fees

16mm film $88.00  

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