Last night at the NW Film Festival, we saw a surprise premier of a short film by Joan C. Gratz, a local animator who developed the use of clay painting in animation. Her newest film, Kubla Khan, based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem is another, worldly dream-scape. Check out this U-tube version of her film- Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase
Over Your Cities Grass will Grow is the main film that we came to see. With dissonant and primordial music, the film explores the manufactured landscapes and monumental installations of German Sculptor Anselm Kiefer at his studio/estate in Barjac, France. It's watching the creative process in action- not pretty but fascinating.