Joy of Man’s Desiring (Que ta joie demeure) and Single Stream
With filmmakers Pawel Wojtasik and Toby Lee in person
Dir. Denis Côté. Canada, 2014, 70 mins. New York premiere. Denis Côté (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, 2014 First Look) returns with a fiction/documentary hybrid about factory workers that elegantly blends cacophonous collages of machinery in motion, pensive dialogues between workers, and wistful soliloquies. The film is a probing meditation on the nature of work, made with impeccable craftsmanship. Preceded by Single Stream (Dirs. Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Lee, Ernst Karel. U.S., 2014, 24 mins. New York theatrical premiere.) Originally made as a wide-screen video installation (presented at the Museum in 2013) Single Stream explores a recycling facility in Massachusetts, blurring the line between abstraction and observation as it examines the consequences of our society’s culture of excess.
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