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Light is Calling

Lightiscalling
Showtime
Monday, February 20 @ 10:00am
Director
Bill Morrison
Country
United States of America
Language
English
Film Length
8 minutes

“In Light Is Calling, a deteriorating scene from James Young’s The Bells (1926) was optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon’s seven-minute composition. The aesthetic of Morrison’s film is inexorably intertwined with many of Michael Gordon’s pieces. We watch a decomposing film reel of a soldier who meets a mysterious woman in the woods. A meditation on the random and fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an ancient film. Morrison’s short was made through the process of reshooting decomposing black and white film, and the result is a dreamy, melting, light-drenched scene.” —The Viennale (Icarus Films)