POSTFACE 7:30 | HD | 2011
In a celebrity-obsessed culture, filmmakers often exploit the downfall of a star to amplify the emotional undertones of the fictional films in which they perform. POSTFACE takes a look back at the filmography of Montgomery Clift whose private life and career spiral downward after a 1956 car crash that left his face scarred and partially paralyzed. Like an actor without a face, the video is an exploration of obsolescence, produced by means of analog tape manipulations.
Screenings (so far): National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Oberhausen Film Festival, Kassel Doc Film and Video Festival, IndieLisboa, Seoul International New Media Festival, Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, DocLisboa, Dallas Video Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, CineSonika, Biennial Queer Arts, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Other Cinema in San Francisco, Kinodromo in Bologna, Lima Film Festival, Traverse Video in Toulouse, Fargo Film Festival, Cairo Video Festival, Uppsala Short Film Festival, British Film Institute, Dresden Short Film Festival, Video Dumbo in New York City, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux in Paris…
The always brilliant Josh Rios wrote a beautiful essay on POSTFACE.
POSTFACE wins Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film
Categories: solo work