Happy Birthday

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

...is a celebration of Schwartz's son's days since his birth. Its lyricism manages to address a feeling of nostalgia for the filmmaker's own childhood. Both darkness and light already confront the early steps of the infant, yet he advances entranced and unafraid--he is a ski jumper through a universe of legacies. Here, sounds of nature and of vinyl records, the inside and outside world, play one after another in a manner surprisingly close to harmony. Chosen by Rutkoff as the program's final piece, its flip side, athletic jumpers here cross the frame in reverse direction, following F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous take on life: "so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - Monica Saviron

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16mm film $40.00  

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