• California Company Town

    2008. USA. Lee Anne Schmitt. 76 min.

  • Minot, North Dakota

    2007. USA. Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky. 18 min.

New York premiere. Discussion with Brudniak, Madansky, Schmitt

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

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

  • California Company Town

    2008. USA. Directed by Lee Anne Schmitt. Using stunning 16mm photography and sparse, thoughtful narration, Schmitt explores the landscape of California towns abandoned by the industries that created them. Incorporating archival radio and film clips with footage of industrial detritus and deserted homes, California Company Town combines poetic reflection and insightful political commentary. 76 min.

  • Minot, North Dakota

    2007. USA. Directed and edited by Angelika Brudniak, Cynthia Madansky. Music by Zeena Parkins. Minot, nicknamed the "Magic City," is the home of a U.S. Air Force base and its 150 subterranean nuclear missiles. These weapons of mass destruction, installed almost fifty years ago, are still targeted at Russia. The film examines this troubling nuclear landscape and residents' reactions to the forest of bombs beneath their backyards. 18 min.

In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2009

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