Sunday, April 29, 2012

Erasable Cities

My film Erasable Cities will screen at Seattle International Film Festival May 24th, part of their ALT-Shorts program. Erasable Cities is based on text from Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities, and features like many of my other films erased film footage. Footage in this film includes fragments from Death in Venice, Don't Look Now, and Three Coins in the Fountain. The score is by Jason Staczek. In this film Jason also chose an erasure technique, erasing excerpts from the Dead Emcee Scrolls composed by Thomas Kessler and performed by the Arditti String Quartet. This is my most ambitious film to date and my longest at twelve minutes. The film also features narration by Jack Bennett as Marco Polo and Stan Shields as Kublai Khan.