SCREENING, SCREENING + Q&A
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Prismatic Ground 2022 Opening Night
With director Charlie Shackleton in person
Dir. Charlie Shackleton. United Kingdom. 2021, 82 mins. 35mm. Celluloid ghosts converge upon questions of mortality, visibility, endurance and cultural memory in Charlie Shackleton’s provocatively conceptual found footage film The Afterlight. Fragments of hundreds of films from around the world bring together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. Together, they contend with a fragile existence lived solely through these traces of their work. The Afterlight itself exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation. Eventually it will disappear entirely.