The Realist, 2013, plus additional shorts
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Canzani Center Screening Room, 8 p.m.
Filmmaker Scott Stark will introduce the film, and a Q&A will follow the screening.
About the film:
The Realist is an experimental and highly abstracted melodrama, a “doomed love story” storyboarded with flickering still photographs, peopled with department store mannequins, and located in the visually heightened universe of clothing displays, fashion islands, and storefront windows.
Director: Scott Stark. Runtime: 36 minutes.
About the filmmaker:
Scott Stark has made more than 80 films and videos since the early 1980s, and has created numerous moving image installations, live performances, and photo-collages. He received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Cinematheque from 1984 to 1991. His work has shown nationally and internationally in venues as diverse as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Cinematheque, the Film Festival Rotterdam, the Tokyo Image Forum, and many others. His 16mm film Angel Beach was invited into the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and in 2007 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. His 2013 film The Realist showed at numerous worldwide film festivals and was on several year-end “best” lists. His work has garnered numerous awards. He lives in Austin, Texas. He is the webmaster for Flicker, the web resource for experimental film and video.