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Spring Film Series Circular Time: Documentary Futurisms
May 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marie Alarcón, 2021-2022 Roswell Artist-in-Residence, curated this series of genre- and time-bending films focused on the simultaneous past and future. While most of this series will take place in the Roswell Museum’s auditorium 6:00 pm-8:00 pm for all four Thursdays in May, PLEASE NOTE THE PROGRAM ON MAY 19 WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ROSWELL CONVENTION CENTER, 912 North Main Street. This film series features work by global filmmakers responding to the repetitious “now” with creativity and resistance.
Free Admission, courtesy of the RMAC Foundation.
Truong Minh Quý, “The Tree House,” 2019, 84 minutes, Courtesy of Levo Films
“Mars, 2045. An unnamed filmmaker thinks back to the people he filmed in the mountains, caves and small villages of Vietnam: members of the Cor and Rục peoples. He is working on a film in which he combines their memories – for example, of the Vietnam war and being driven from their homes by the Americans – with his own. One of his subjects is Hồ Văn Lang, a man who lived in the forest for 40 years after his home was bombed. The filmmaker also uses historical footage of local people filmed by American soldiers. But what about his own intentions? Did he have the right to put these people in front of his camera, to enter their world and take their stories? Alongside the science-fiction element, it is above all such reflections that give this documentary its exceptional, unique quality. Together, the fragmented stories of both the interviewees and the filmmaker/narrator lead to an associative exploration of the concept of ‘home’.”