*Episode of the Sea*. 2014. Netherlands. Directed by Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan. Courtesy of the filmmakers

Episode of the Sea. 2014. Netherlands. Directed by Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan. In Dutch, Urker; English subtitles. 63 min.

The result of a two-year collaboration with the residents of Urk, a remote, now landlocked Dutch fishing village, van Brummelen and de Haan’s performance/research project extends their ongoing examination of borders and economic regulations, building a parallel between the shifting obsolescence of traditional fishing culture and filmmaking itself. Shot in black-and-white 35mm, a dozen staged sequences performed by the Urkers are matched with the filmmakers' self-reflexive log of encounters, to form a critical commentary on the historical moment.

  1. Monday, February 16, 2015,
    4:00 p.m.

    New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Lonnie van Brummelen
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Sunday, February 15, 2015,
    5:30 p.m.

    New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Lonnie van Brummelen
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1