ROOM H.264: Brooklyn, NY, June 2016
Sunday, Jan 7, 2018
Location: Bartos Screening Room
With Jeff Reichert and Damon Smith in person
Dirs. Jeff Reichert, Damon Smith, Eric Hynes. U.S.A. 2018, 60 mins, Digital projection. With Kirsten Johnson, Sean Price Williams, Andrew Ahn, Andrew Neel, Tim Sutton, Zach Clark, Sierra Pettengill, Robert Greene, Elisabeth Subrin, Kyle Smith, Farihah Zaman, Pacho Velez, Daniel Patrick Carbone, John Wilson, Caitlin Mae Burke, Luke Meyer. Made from footage captured at Brooklyn’s BAMcinemafest in June 2016 in which filmmakers were left alone in a hotel with a camera and a question: “Is cinema a dead language, an art which is already in the process of decline?” An homage to Wim Wenders’s documentary Room 666, in which the same question was posed to directors such as Steven Spielberg, Jean-Luc Godard, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ROOM H.264: Brooklyn, NY, June 2016 serves as a revealing document about the current state of American independent film, as well as a provocative rumination about how we see and experience the world. World premiere.
Preceded by Room 666 (Dir. Wim Wenders, 1982, 45 mins, Digital projection)