Open City Documentary Festival

April 2024
across London
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FRONTIERLAND: SHORTS (Livestream + Q&A) (2020)

[1] Director Various, [3] Country Various, [4] Duration 96,

Join us for an online screening of a programme of short works, the first event in a planned larger series entitled FRONTIERLAND, curated by Pamela Cohn and Open City Documentary Festival.

FRONTIERLAND is a multi-event film series that was due to take place during Summer 2020, but with cinemas closed, we currently cannot proceed as planned. With borders closed and people’s movement across the world restricted, the themes of the programme feel even more pertinent and so we decided to move the first event of the series online, (streaming live on Weds May 27th, 7pm BST), remaining ever hopeful that soon we will all be able to meet in the cinemas again.

Inspired, in part, by the writings and ideas in Giuliana Bruno’s Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film and Tom Conley’s Cartographic Cinema, FRONTIERLAND is a survey of new and older works that expand the idea of the filmic travelogue – moving image works that reveal our evolving relationship to place. Physical presence in an increasingly mediated era is no longer required to experience the breadth of ways one can move through the world. This selection of films speaks to that shift in the way we conceive of distances traversed, the world expanding and contracting, revealing terrain that is material, emotional, philosophical and transcendent.

Le Tigre de Tasmanie by Vergine Keaton (France), 2018, 14 minutes
Anti-Objects, or Space Without Path or Boundary by Sky Hopinka (USA), 2017, 13 minutes.
Prospector by Talena Sanders (India, USA), 2014, 14 minutes
Motu Maeva by Maureen Fazendeiro (Portugal, France), 2014, 42 minutes
La Estancia by Federico Adorno (Paraguay), 2014, 13 minutes

This one-off livestream screening will be available to watch online in-real time followed by a Q&A with participating filmmakers, hosted by Pamela Cohn.

The screening is free but requires registration via Eventbrite. We will circulate programme notes ahead of the screening and you will receive a link to the livestream 24 hours before the event.

Presented in partnership with Bertha DocHouse.

“A livestream screening of short works – part of a larger series called FRONTIERLAND curated by Pamela Cohn & Open City Documentary Festival”