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Roger Beebe Experimental 16mm 5:00 2006

A disused gas station offers a curious imperative to passersby: “SAVE.” A riddle posed in the form of architecture: what is there to save? One more installment in the history of Americans pointing their cameras at gas stations; an attempt to figure out something about where we’ve been,

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where we’re headed, and what’s been left behind.­ Roger Beebe

Evergreen
Robert Todd
Experimental 16mm 15:00 2005

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A short film reflecting on the act of landscape as portraiture. This is the second in a series of representations of urban nature under siege. ­

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Lay Down Tracks
Danielle Lombardi and Brigid McCaffrey
Documentary 16mm 60:00 2006 Chicago Premiere

Lay Down Tracks is a film in which we get to know five American nomads, a diverse group of people who make a living on the road, having no traditional place to call home. Danielle and Brigid had to go on the road themselves to film their subjects, and structured the film as a journey. The subtlety, personality and depth they reached with their subjects, interweaving the details of their lives, convictions and yearnings, made for a strong

portrait of workers on edges of contemporary America.

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The sensitively, beautifully composed film is quite an achievement for two young filmmakers. They worked seriously to bring out the best of material they gathered with a single wind-up Bolex camera and a bare-bones cassette-recorder. They focused on respecting and responding to their subjects experiences and points of view and the result is honest and

personal. ­ Jennifer Reeves

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