THE VILLAGE DETECTIVE: Dec 10, 11
Dec 10 and 11 at 7pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater
During the summer of 2016, a fishing boat off the shores of Iceland made a most curious catch: four reels of 35mm film, seemingly of Soviet provenance. The film turned out to be an incomplete print of a popular Soviet comedy from 1969, water damaged no less. Did that mean it had no value? Filmmaker Bill Morrison thought not. (Some of you saw his film Dawson City, Frozen Time when we screened it in 2017) Morrison makes movies from ghostly fragments of lost films. He uses these four reels as a jumping off point for his latest meditation on cinema’s past, offering a journey into Soviet history and film accompanied by a gorgeous score by Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer David Lang. 2021 • in English and in Russian with subtitles • 81 min
Morrison’s movies feel like half-remembered reveries formed from memories you can no longer consciously recall. Hovering at the intersection of reappropriation, preservation, history, music, and art, any one of his works will haunt you for the rest of your life. – Hyperallergic
There are more exciting Ryder films playing this weekend!
Covid Protocols: Filmgoers must be vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination. This includes IU students, faculty and staff. (You can show us your vaccination card us on your phone.)
Filmgoers must wear masks in the theater. Seating will be capped at 35% of capacity. Where Are Films Shown? Where Can I Park for free on Campus? Any other Questions? Send an email to editor@TheRyder.com