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MoMA

FILM SCREENINGS

  • Psychohydrography

    2010. USA. Peter Bo Rappmund. 62 min.

  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

    2009. Canada. Peter Mettler. 43 min.

Discussion with Rappmund

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Psychohydrography

    2010. USA. Directed by Peter Bo Rappmund. This mesmerizing high-definition digital video is constructed from single-frame photographic images of water as it cascades from mountain stream to aqueduct, city to sea. The filmmaker shot hundreds of field recordings at and around the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Los Angeles River, and the Pacific Ocean, and combined them with sound recordings of the sun by Thomas Ashcraft. Rappmund's avant-garde practice is inspired by filmmakers such as Phil Solomon, Stan Brakhage, Thom Anderson, and James Benning. U.S. premiere. 62 min.

  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

    2009. Canada. Directed by Peter Mettler. “Located beneath 4.3 million hectares of boreal forest in Alberta, Canada, the tar sands are a mixture of sand, clay, and a heavy crude oil called bitumen that is either mined in open pits or extracted from underground by injecting superheated water” (Petropolis-film.com). Mettler, one of Canada’s leading media artists, aerially filmed a mining area the size of England, and his images speak far louder than words. Made for Greenpeace Canada. International Film Selection. 43 min.