LIFT co-presents “A World of Movement: Films of Sharon Lockhart” at Media City
Celebrated filmmaker and photographer Sharon Lockhart joins Media City Film Festival from Los Angeles to present a special selection of her films.
“NŌ,” 32 min, 2003
“EVENTIDE,” 30 min, 2022
“NŌ” (2003) and her most recent film “EVENTIDE” (2022) are definitive works from the artist, representing a career of consistent engagement with many of contemporary cinema’s central preoccupations: the distinction between moving and still images, the tension between the “natural” and the staged, and above all the candid invitation to participate in concentrated acts of looking and listening.
Screening to mark the twentieth anniversary of its making, “NŌ” was originally inspired by the avant-garde practice of NО̄-no Ikebana, a freestyle form of Japanese flower arranging. Filmed in a continuous take from a fixed camera angle, “NО̄” captures the precise movements of a Japanese farming couple, Masa and Yoko Ito, traversing horizontal fields of colour, and working the land as if covering the canvas in a living landscape painting. As Lockhart has explained, the film “highlights a relationship to nature and farming that is somewhat contrary to the overly mechanized large-scale agribusiness prevalent in the United States.”
Saturday 11 November 2023, 18:00 to 20:00
Non-members: Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC)
Members: Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC)
The Capitol Theatre
121 University Avenue West