Not Clear Cut

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

A small instance of collateral damage from the recent financial crisis, Not Clear Cut portrays the challenging decision my parents made to harvest 40 acres of 70+ year-old hardwood trees as an attempt to make up for money lost. An afternoon was spent surveying the aftermath in their backwoods in rural southeastern Connecticut, and talking to my father about the repercussions of destroying a wilderness area we had hoped to preserve from such a calamity. The poetic visual and auditory approach is one of empathy (for the trees and my parents), resentment, remorse, and a sense of irrevocable loss.

- MIA: A Monthly Moving Image Art Screening Series, Endless Plain, Curated by Alanna Simone, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, August 2012
- Antimatter Film Festival, Open Space, Victoria, BC, October, 2012
- T.I.E. The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, Paramount Theatre, Boston, MA, October 2012
- Victoria Film Festival, Converge Program, Victoria, BC, Canada, February 2013
- FLEX - Florida Experimental Film Festival, Gainsville, FL, February 2013
- Big Muddy Film Festival, Guyon Auditorium, Carbondale, IL, February 2013
- Black Maria Film Festival, Director#s Choice Award, Touring, February 2013
- Films From the Forest, Rainforest Alliance annual Film Festival Finalist, Carver Museum, Austin TX, March 2013
- Experiments in Cinema v8.53, Guild Theatre, Albuquerque, NM, April 2013
- Athens International Film Festival, Athena Cinema, Athens Ohio April 2013
- Open City Cinema, Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 2013
- Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Haverhill MA, June 2013
- University Film Video Foundation, Annual Conference, Chapman College, Orange, CA, August 2013
- Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Aesthetica Art & Culture Magazine Competition, York, England, November 2013
- L'Alternativa Film Festival, Center for Contemporary Culture, L'Alternativa Hall Selects,
Barcelona, Spain, November 2013
- New Filmmaker#s Winter Fest, Anthology Film Archives, Maya Deren Theatre, New York, NY, January 2014

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