Wavelengths #1: Appetite for Destruction
First screened in September 2017
Onward Lossless Follows: Director: Michael Robinson. some cities: Director: Francesco Gagliardi. The Watchmen: Director: Fern Silva. Wasteland No. 1 – Ardent, Verdant: Director: Jodie Mack. Phantasiesätze: Director: Dane Komljen. Dislocation Blues: Director: Sky Hopinka.

Twitter Capsule: After a day of substantial but stylistically modest films, it was a special treat to spend time with shorts seizing the medium's potentials.

Second Capsule: A standout was Onward Lossless Follows, mixing strobe-lit euphorias with scenes of illicit desire: abductress and beloved, stud and voyeur.

Third Capsule: Even better: Dislocation Blues, a record of Standing Rock protests that honored reality but heightened its affects via color, angles, light.

VOR:   These two films and the Walter Benjamin-inspired Phantasiesätze feel exploratory in relation to image, montage, vantage. Others much less distinctive.

Photo from Dislocation Blues © 2017 Sky Hopinka

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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