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.
Monday, February 16, 2015,4:00 p.m.New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Lonnie van BrummelenThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Sunday, February 15, 2015,5:30 p.m.New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Lonnie van BrummelenThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1