THU 11 SEPT
242 ACKLAM ROAD, W10 5JJ
Foreign Eyes: USA
6pm – 11pm
Dreams & Pieces
Theresia Reinhold, 49 minutes, 15
“The American Dream” − the epitome of the hope that everybody can achieve everything by hard work and passion. Is this hope floating above the U.S. like a myth? Or maybe more like the sword of Damocles?
Jonathan Johnson, 6 minutes, U
The mountains of Iceland combine with a spoken story about a funeral in the Appalachian region of the United States. Life, death and spirits that transcend both hang in the fog.
Francisco Solorzano, 12 minutes, 12A
Fate intervenes with two different New Yorkers who are blocked creatively in their respective arts.
Behind The Redwood Curtain
Liesbeth De Ceulaer, 67 minutes, U
Behind The Redwood Curtain takes us on a mesmerizing journey through the dark and eerie Redwood forest. Seven forest dwellers − loggers, scientists, activists and Native Americans − invite us to discover their part of these impressive woods. ..... The ancient Redwoods have always kept the region isolated but now that excessive logging is encroaching, the survival of this unique habitat is under threat.
Amsterdam Stories U.S.A Part 2: South
Rob Rombout & Rogier Van Eck, 90 minutes, 12A
“Amsterdam Stories U.S.A” is a road-movie tracing 15 small places in the United States, all of them named Amsterdam. Two Dutch descent filmmakers, Rogier Van Eck & Rob Rombout, cross the country from East to West Coast, from their arrival in New York (former Nieuw Amsterdam) to California. _Through encounters and stories of the Amsterdams and on the road in between, this long and arbitrary adventure progressively weaves a singular image of the provincial and unknown “small town” America. The result is an intimate portrait and radiography of a protean country. The 6-hour feature length documentary is divided in 4 chapters of 90 minutes each: East - South - Midwest - West.
Jorge Torres-Torres, 78 minutes, 18
A lonely drug dealer paints his face and snorts pain killers in order to turn into Shadow Zombie. One night he falls for a nurse who moonlights as a clown. What follows is a tragic, southern tale of death and beyond.
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