Maggie Heaman / Arts in Film, Shorts, Woman Filmmaker / USA / Art, Theatre, Woman Filmmaker / 5 minsWhat is happening to American arts companies?
Jin Ju Lee / Arts in Film, Biography, Documentary, EcoCinema, Woman Filmmaker / USA / 2015 / Art, Biography, Buddhism, Social Issues / 80 minsA lyrical film portrait of photographer Philip Perkis, who penetrates life's essential questions through his 60 years working in black and white photography. From childhood he had exceptional vision, but also severe learning disabilities. Made by his former student and initially inspired by his small, poetic book "Teaching Photography: Notes Assembled," the film is built around this distillation of his experiences and his photography. It also explores the intimate, but respectful—and often playful—relationship between teacher and student.
Heidi Miami Marshall / Cinema of Conscience, Woman Filmmaker / USA / 14 minsAmanda, a woman married to a terminally ill man, cares for him day in and day out. Their marriage broke down long before the disease and now frayed by a life in stasis, she must make the agonizing decision to live for him or live for herself.
Iciar Bollain / Cinema of Conscience, Paseo de Espana, Terroir of Cinema, Woman Filmmaker / Germany, Spain / 2016 / 98 minsCLOSING NIGHT UNDER THE STARS A richly textured environmental family drama that touches hearts and stirs our social conscience. When Alma's grandfather refuses to speak for years, grieving for a 2000 year-old olive tree that the family uprooted and sold (sadly a common reality in Castellón, Spain today), she embarks on a journey from Spain to Germany in order to retrieve the ancient tree and return it to the family orchard, so that he may have peace in his final days. The Olive Tree is written by Paul Laferty, Ken Loach’s long time collaborator and the writer of Bollain’s Oscar contender, “Even The Rain” (a WCFF special event in 2011). It is a perfect film for our “Films al Fresco™” Closing Night film under the stars.
Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz / Arts in Film, Biography, Documentary, Shorts, Woman Filmmaker / Switzerland, UK, Scotland / 2016 / Agriculture, Art, First Filmmaker, Food, Landscape, Literature, Nature, Personal Vision, Philosophy, Poetry, Spirituality, Terrior of Cinema, Woman Filmmaker / 91 minsProlific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and "radical humanist" John Berger is the focus of Tilda Swinton’s vivid four-part cinematic portrait. In 1973, he moved from urban London to the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER examines different aspects of Berger's life in this remote village in the Alps. In four seasonal chapters, the film combines ideas and motifs from his work with the texture and history of his mountain home. A terrific insight into the creative process: perfect for our Arts In Film section.
Tilda Swinton’s The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
September 24, 2016 1:15 pm