Screen/Society--Cinema Studies Series: "The Extravagant Shadows" by David Gatten (Q+A and Reception to follow)
Film Screening -- "The Extravagant Shadows" (David Gatten, 1998-2012, 175 min, Color, HD projection of Digital Master) -- The Cinema Studies Series at Duke University, presents its second event with a screening and Q&A by filmmaker David Gatten. -- "Suggestion is the rock, and the physical evidence is the evanescent spray that breaks against the unseen. Transitive enharmonics of things touching in middair, an air which is Time - not an actual intersection, but with a consequence as powerful as predestination, a momentary fulfillment, a trail beyond mere pattern, like a streak of truth alive and un-contained, like something that runs through infinity, slowing to leave condensation, sonority, a temperature. Lines crossing lines. Not there. There. Invisibilities smudging. Gesture and impression, optic suggestions, agents on and in the mind. Each with vibrations, dollops, whispers, throbs, particles and waves. A finger of pigment brushing a lip of language exchanging carriage supports, liquidities, fire. Moire of meanings. Micro settings in the heart. The time it takes. The very least one can say is to say 'The Extravagant Shadows' is a major work. Humanly essential, adventurous and necessary." -- Mark McElhatten, co-curator, 50th New York Film Festival's "Views from the Avant Garde" -- Coffee and tea available before the screening; Q&A and reception to follow!