The Deep End

Dive into a program of new experimental cinema that observes the world subjectively, drifting between rural and urban landscapes or expansive deserts and watery depths, interspersed with contemplations of history from the sinking of the Titanic to the exploits of Houdini. When you come back up for air, you'll be invigorated.-Kathy Geritz, Vanessa O'Neill

Trypps # 7 (Badlands)
A hypnotic portrait that transforms a vivid landscape into a psychic experience. (Ben Russell, U.S., 2010, 10 mins)

Minong, I Slept
A subtle tapestry of resonant images of life on a remote island serves as a meditation on place and the past. (Vera Brunner-Sung, U.S., 2010, 5 mins)

Last Resort
The depths of an abandoned space are excavated, creating an abstract animation with a rich palette of mossy hues. (Katherin McInnis, U.S., 2010, 2 mins)

I Swim Now
A story of survival frames a visceral rendering of shipwrecks as the tumult and ferocious beauty of the sea are imparted through layered and expressive abstraction. (Sarah Biagini, U.S., 2010, 8 mins)

Slave Ship
Innovative pixel painting brings to subtle motion a mesmerizing and luminescent revisioning of J.M.W. Turner's 1840 masterpiece. (T. Marie, U.S. 2010, 6 mins)

a little prayer (H-E-L-P)
Images of Houdini bound in chains flicker and spin amid laceration marks created through hand processing. (Louise Bourque, Canada 2010, 8 mins)

Burning Bush
A shrub bursting with dazzling fall colors is at once real and unreal, natural and created. (Vincent Grenier, Canada/U.S. 2010, 9 mins)

People and trains speeding through busy Tokyo stations are collaged in-camera into a vibrant checkerboard of multiple and fragmented images. (Tomonari Nishikawa, Japan 2010, 5 mins)

Victoria, George, Edward and Thatcher
A dizzying journey from East to West London is captured in over 3,000 images taken on a cell phone. (Callum Cooper, England 2010, 2 mins)

Hell Roaring Creek
The conflicts inherent in the Western landscape are framed in a filmmaker/anthropologist's pastoral portrait of a seemingly endless herd of sheep crossing a Montana stream. (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, U.S. 2010, 20 mins)

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