Screening, "When It Was Blue"
Jan. 21, 2005
Screening this Friday, new work by experimental filmmaker Jennifer Reeves. Reeves won the Critics' Prize at the 2004 Berlinale for her first feature, "The Time We Killed."
Her latest work, "When It Was Blue," is a world premiere film-and-music performance; a complex and dazzling fusion of multiple-projected, animated images projected onto filmed landscapes of Iceland, New Zealand, Vancouver, NYC and Pyramid Lake, Nevada. The screening will be accompanied by live music via composer Skúli Sverrisson.
Reeves comments on her new film: "It’s called 'When It Was Blue,' and though it is not referencing the recent discussions of 'blue' and 'red' states, it does talk about the longing for another time, paradise, when water was really blue. And when art wasn’t so hip and ironic. Life before my dad got cancer. The film will be lush, painful beauty that you cannot hold onto, but [which] you’ll not forget."
Find it: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St.
Get info:(212) 708-9400
NB: Admission is free during Target Free Friday Nights, every Friday evening, 4-8pm. Tickets for Target Free Friday Nights are not available in advance.
Read an in-depth interview with this filmmaker, in the DEC/JAN issue of "Arte Six."