Location: Bartos Screening Room
With Shevaun Mizrahi in person
Dir. Shevaun Mizrahi. 2017. 82 mins. In Turkish, Armenian, French, Greek, Kurdish and English with subtitles. A beautifully composed and magical documentary, Distant Constellation introduces us to the colorful residents of a Turkish retirement home, a community made up of pranksters, historians, artists and would-be Casanovas. Serving as her own cinematographer and sound recordist—she won Best Cinematography at the 2018 IDA Awards—first-time director Shevaun Mizrahi captures this hidden community with a remarkable degree of intimacy, offering a group portrait redolent of affection, patience, and respect. Playful, dreamy, and vivid, Distant Constellation heralds the arrival of an exciting new artist of the nonfiction form. Truer Than Fiction Nominee, 2018 Independent Spirit Awards. “A beautiful portrait. Soulful, humorous, visually delicate. One of the more exciting achievements in nonfiction cinema in recent memory.” — Chris O’Falt, Indiewire
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