Film

Cauleen Smith: drylongso + Lessons in Semaphore

 
 
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
  • 9:15PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 87min
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“This fundamental idea that people need to see their humanity rendered before them really captivated me when I first began to make moving images. These ideas profoundly motivated the making of my narrative feature film drylongso (1998). But after making that film I was so alarmed by the overdetermined way in which the characters were being read and, frankly, pathologized...So, after the experience, I immediately started destroying narrative.”
—Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith’s most straightforwardly narrative film, and the one most obviously in line with the neorealist aesthetics of the LA Rebellion, drylongso (meaning “ordinary” or “the same old thing”) follows a photography student in Oakland who spends her days taking polaroids of the young black men in her neighborhood, collecting evidence of their existence in case they become extinct. Screens with Lessons in Semaphore.

 
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Lessons in Semaphore

Directed by Cauleen Smith
2015, 5min

 
 
dryslongso

Directed by Cauleen Smith
1998, 1hr 22min