The Sleepers
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Films in Competition 13
Main Theater - Michigan TheaterSat, Mar 25 9:15 PM

FIC 13 opens with Blood Lust of the Wolf, a live cinema performance by Simon Tarr, remixing the classic film Nanook of the North (dir. Robert Flaherty, 1922) into a fugue state about race, ethnicity, and exploitation. The show dissects the structure of the original films to unearth the core of what makes Nanook disturbing yet compelling nearly a century later, the film's approach to ethnography. Seven short films follow, including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features a dual 16mm projection and more.

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Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 13
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2016
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kathy Rose
Description
This video involves my delving into Walt Whitman's magnificent "The Sleepers" - distilling some of what in the poem is most dear to me. It also draws upon my childhood love of dollhouses and puppets, as I work in a miniature set in creating this doll universe. "The Sleepers" is also a recognition of my Jewish heritage, with images of my mother, my niece, myself.