Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Director: Jem Cohen
Director Jem Cohen will attend via Skype for Q&A with Erin Trahan, film journalist and editor of the Independent.
Synopsis: In fifteen linked chapters shot in locations ranging from Moscow to New York to Istanbul, Counting merges city symphony, diary film, and personal/political essay to create a vivid portrait of contemporary life. Perhaps the most personal of Cohen’s films (Museum Hours, Chain, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke), Counting measures street life, light and time, noting not only surveillance and overdevelopment but resistance and its phantoms as manifested in music, animals and everyday magic.
THE DOCYARD SPRING 2016 SHORTS PROGRAM
Prior to this feature screening, the DocYard is pleased to present OBJECT (2015, 9 min) by Paulina Skibinska, the winner of 2015 Camden Cartel Award for Best Short.
About the Shorts Programming
For the Spring 2016 Season, The DocYard shorts have been programmed by The Non-Fiction Cartel with help from DER. The films, selected by Eric P. Gulliver (NFC) and Alijah Case (DER), were chosen to create a dialogue between the short form, the feature documentary, and the audience. The programming aims to showcase innovative short works across the decades, while acknowledging and contributing to the Boston area’s rich history of documentary filmmaking. Celebrating this documentary tradition, the selections represent The Non-Fiction Cartel’s continued collaborations between the Camden International Film Festival, DER, and FRONTLINE.
About The Non-Fiction Cartel
Founded in 2012, The Non-Fiction Cartel is a working collaborative that supports, creates, and enhances short form documentary media making in New England.
About Documentary Educational Resources (DER)
Founded by Cambridge based filmmaker John Marshall in 1968, DER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aiming to foster community, challenge preconceptions, and safeguard our diverse cultural memory through media. DER offers distribution, fiscal sponsorship, and consulting for thought-provoking documentary media.