Local Sightings Film Festival 2023

Accept the Mystery: Experimental Shorts

Expired September 25, 2023 6:59 AM
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These poetic experiments incorporate a range of materials and techniques – newspaper collage and hand-painted film, 16mm and Super8 – to interrogate landscape, time, relationships, family history, and other great mysteries of human existence. The program concludes with a short produced by participants in Echo Park Film Center’s two-day found footage workshop. (67 min TRT)

Watch this program in person at NWFF, Sep. 24 at 6:30pm. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are available!

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An exercise in commitment, this video poem is a collaboration between myself and my husband. Filmed over the course of four very cold months in upstate New York, the footage documents the trails we walked daily during breaks from installing a kitchen and a new well in a 150-year-old country home so that my elderly parents could get out of Manhattan during Covid. These months were a true trial of our relationship and the outcome is my first true love poem, full of the fear, doubt, and hesitation that comes with the willingness to commit to someone, to become family.

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  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Max Kraushaar, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke