The films within this project serve as sketches–of different spaces, friends, and family members. New films will be added as they arise.
THE PIER is officially up on Facets’ Resident Video series! See this link for the interview and film. It will be up for the entire month of July.
THE PIER [LIKE MENDING GLASS] will be hosted on the wonderful, Chicago-based Facets website from July 2nd to July 31st. The film will be available to the public for the whole month, so if you get a chance, please check it out! Thank you to Peter Hogenson for helping to make this happen!
“This Must Be the Wood” will be screening as part of a program curated my Mike Rollo on this coming Thursday, May 10th. Thank you to Mike and Benjamin Taylor, who helped make this happen. Please see the VIIONS website for more details.
THE PIER will be showing at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on this Saturday Feb. 24th at 9pm and Sunday Feb. 25th at 12pm in Missoula, Montana. See this link for tickets!
THE PIER will be screening at the 34th annual Kasseler Dokfest in Kassel, Germany on Sunday November 19th at 2pm as part of a program called “All About My Father”. The film has also been nominated for the Golden Key Award, which is geared towards supporting young documentary filmmakers. I will be attending the festival from Friday to Sunday.
This Must Be the Wood will premiere at the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival on Friday June 9th at 9PM. For more information, see the event’s Facebook page.
THE PIER will be screening next week on June 1st at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. If you can make it, see their website to buy tickets! http://cuff.org/
“The filmmaker’s grandfather, suffering from Alzheimer’s, remembers, obsessively, an episode from his youth: an elegant young woman climbs over the railing of the pier and jumps into the water; he saves her. The old man’s speech becomes more confused; the women of his family repeat the story, now become mythical, using re-speaking techniques inspired by “verbatim theater”; the filmmaker reconstructs the scene, casting a young woman whose blonde chignon brings to mind Vertigo’s Madeleine. Yet the moment comes when the grandfather has to be brought to a nursing home, where, gradually, he fades away. His mind, his breathing, fly away with the passing time, along the flowing water. The last image that stays with him, is that of the pier…”
-Text courtesy of Berenice Reynaud