in the wake of a second cook



St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 12:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 9:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Frame Forward: Cinema Expanded
Competition: Minnesota Made Narrative Feature
Minnesota Made
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2016
Runtime:70 min
Print Source:out of hand film
Director:Rolf Belgum
Producer:Rolf Belgum
Cinematographer:Rolf Belgum
Screenwriter:Thomas G. Lemmer
Rolf Belgum
Editor:Rolf Belgum
Composer:Rolf Belgum
Principal Cast:Nola Belgum
Julia Palokangas
Justin Maki
Dario Tangelson
Filmography:The Atlas Moth ('01)
She Unfolds by Day ('08)


Director Rolf Belgum Attending

in the wake of a second cook explores the uncanny symmetry between our unconscious and the natural world. Woven from wildly disparate elements, this ecological narrative seamlessly ties nature, documentary, and fiction into a new cinematic experience. As a tanker is capsizing in a storm, the second cook on board receives a voice mail from his wife that he is father to a baby girl. The cook retreats to a small storage closet where there is approximately 60 minutes of air remaining. Fifty–eight miles from shore in the confines of this closet he experiences impossibly authentic hallucinations of his baby girl’s birth, growth, and his own funeral and burial. As the air runs out, he becomes a mid-wife to the memories he will never experience. What begins as documentary ends as fiction. What began as fiction becomes a study of nature. (Rolf Belgum)

Director’s Biography

Rolf Belgum: Rolf Belgum is a Minneapolis-based filmmaker and artist. His films include Driver 23 (1998), The Atlas Moth (2001), She Unfolds by Day (2008), and in the wake of second cook (2016). His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Village Voice, Art In America, and Bomb magazine and been translated into Spanish and Polish.

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