Robert Beavers on Cinematic Space, Composition, and Structure
This program presents the magnificent concluding trio of works from Beavers’s eighteen-film cycle, My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure, followed by the first film he made after that project, The Suppliant. Shot in Rome and Athens and on the Greek island of Hydra, The Hedge Theater, The Stoas, and The Ground collectively offer a poetic expression of love, loss, and mourning. The films resonate with a world that is enriched by art, architecture, sculpture, and music; trace an autobiographical trajectory of the filmmaker’s experiences; and respond to the beauty of the natural world through an attention to landscape and the seasons.
Films in this Screening
The Hedge Theater
Robert Beavers, Italy, 1986-90/2002
Robert Beavers, Greece, 1991-97
Robert Beavers, Greece, 1993-2001
Robert Beavers, United States, 2010