Bill Morrison, 2001
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.
"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.)
$5 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2002-03 film/video season provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
International films, documentaries, and visiting filmmaker presentations presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.