OF ROBOTS AND ROMANTICS: SHORT FILMS BY LEXI BASS
Six new films from Lexi Bass with the filmmaker in person. Bass's Feminist Filmmaking Manifesto stresses the role of filmmaker as environmental steward, the protection of animals, children, and artists on set, and the Immaterial Perspective. Jungian dream auto-analysis, The Red Book, and other writings by Jung play a significant role in this Feminist Cinema.
Her first successful cinema experiment, "The Adytum," was completed in 2012 and premiered at the Louisville International Festival of Film in October, 2014, the same year she was admitted to Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School, a 3 day master class led by the famous auteur, himself. Lexi's response to a most-admired idol was unsettling. Before leaving the seminar, she had penned her own feminist filmmaking manifesto, rejecting the values of the cinema patriarchy. Andrey Tarkovsky's famous writing, "Sculpting In Time" resonated more strongly than Herzog's "Guide for the Perplexed" given to exiting participants of the Rogue Film School. During this time, she crafted her second cinema experiment, "Waxing" in 2015, based on a string of nightmares centered around the presence of the Moon, dating all the way back to childhood. Simultaneously, she began work on a third dream-based film, "How Bluebirds Are Born" examining the complexity of predator/prey relationships among people with documentary images of birds in nature and domesticated pigeons as actors.
Saturday, June 24 at 8:30pm
Dreamland 810 E. Market Street