The Royal Road
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5Fri, Apr 10, 2015 7:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5Sat, Apr 11, 2015 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:The Royal Road
Programs:Documentaries
Women and Film
LGBTQ Currents
Tags:Documentary
History
Women Directors
LGBTQ
Film & TV
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2015
Runtime:65
Type:Documentary Feature
Country:USA
Language:English
Website:http://royalroadmovie.weebly.com/
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/116711175
Cast/Crew
Director:Jenni Olson
Producer:Julie Dorf
Cinematographer:Sophia Constantinou
Screenwriter:Jenni Olson
Editor:Dawn Logsdon
Principal Cast:Tony Kushner
Jenni Olson
Description

Filmmaker Jenni Olson attending.

A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo — all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner.
 
Deceptively simple California urban landscapes serve as the framework for the film's lyrically written voiceover which combines rigorous historical research with a stream-of-consciousness personal monologue and relates these seemingly disparate stories from an intimate, colloquial perspective to tell a one-of-a-kind California tale. Shot on 16mm film and contemplatively crafted of long takes, The Royal Road is a film about landscapes and desire, memory and history - and the stories we tell.