Saturday 22nd Sep 2018
Put on by Northwest Film Forum
Shot in Portland, Oregon over a span of years on Super 16mm black and white film, Essays of a City is a rapturous exploration of the city and of cinema itself in three parts. It begins with a portrait of urban desolation, dominated by architecture and bereft of humanity. The second part is a series of monologues by the people of the city who live in the shadows of the buildings seen in the first. The film concludes with a thesis about how the cinema’s unique ability to document time and space differentiates it from other art forms. With an orchestrator’s sense of tempo and detail, Stuart Eagon has made a constantly surprising film of rare aesthetic and even moral consciousness.
This film is part of the Local Sightings Film Festival 2018.
-via Northwest Film Forum