Film

Don't Go Back to Sleep

 
NY Premiere
 
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
  • 8PM
 
 
LOCATION:
 
RUN TIME: 76min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Q&A with Stanya Kahn
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Stanya Kahn | 2014

“People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.”
—Rumi

In newly built developments in Kansas City, doctors perform strange rituals and tend to each other’s wounds while deadpanning observations about work, life, and the ambiguously ruined world. Numbed by the realities of death surrounding them, they await impending emergencies against a backdrop of nondescript suburban luxury. Featuring original sound compositions by Guggenheim fellow Kahn and musician Keith Wood of Chelsea Light Moving and Hush Arbors, this darkly comedic work grapples with the aftermath of tragedy through a web of jagged editing, eerie soundscapes, and Kahn’s deft manipulation of time.

Talks 
Q&A  
 

with Stanya Kahn

This screening will feature a Q&A with director Stanya Kahn moderated by writers Jennifer Krasinski and Lauren O'Neill-Butler.

 
 
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