Étude 1a: Release

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Films in Competition 5
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Thu, Mar 23, 2017 10:30 PM
Seven short films including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features a shorthand study of the mythology of numbers, observations of the daily lives of China's Yiwu Market vendors, an exploration of the musical concept of "release," a woman tending her garden after midnight as she anticipates the death of her oldest friend and more.
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 5
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2016
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Russell Sheaffer & Aaron Michael Smith


The first in a series of collaborative works pairing artists working in visual and auditory mediums, Étude 1a: Release (I) meditates on a musical concept through experiments with sound and film. Exploring the musical concept of "release," this film is a haunting found-footage study in the plurality of visual and auditory meanings of the term.