Decasia

Film/Video

Decasia

Decasia

Bill Morrison, 2001

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, May 8, 2003 7 PM
Fri, May 9, 2003 7 PM

"Ravishingly, achingly beautiful."--Lawrence Weschler, New York Times Magazine

"An irreverent elegy to Walt Disney's Fantasia."--Sundance Film Festival

Premiering at last year's Sundance Festival, Decasia is an eerily mesmerizing examination of creation and decay. Specifically, it draws on the power of film images (fragments of travelogues, newsreels, fiction features) as they've deteriorated over time, their distorted photographic content suggesting bizarre and inexplicable alternative meanings.

"For all its antique resources and resonances," notes New York Times critic Lawrence Weschler," Decasia is a film absolutely of the moment." With a specially commissioned symphonic score written by Bang on a Can's Michael Gordon. (70 mins.)

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).