The 6th Art of the Real
The Film Society of Lincoln Center includes 20 new features in this annual showcase of innovative nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking.
KARELIA: INTERNATIONAL WITH MONUMENT
Among the offerings are several North American premieres, including the opening night selection, Frank Beauvais’ JUST DON’T THINK I’LL SCREAM
, an intimate personal essay on love and loss; Ian Soroka’s GREETINGS FROM FREE FORESTS
, an excavation of resistance in occupied WWII Yugoslavia; Francisco Marise’s TO WAR
, a portrait of a Cuban special forces vet haunted by wartime experiences; Andrés Duque’s KARELIA: INTERNATIONAL WITH MONUMENT
, which profiles life in the remote forests on the Finnish/Russian border; Clarissa Campolina and Luiz Pretti’s WHILE WE ARE HERE
, a hybrid following a relationship between two immigrants in NYC; and Tamer Hassan and Armand Yervant Tufenkian’s ACCESSION
, a global travelogue following letters originally accompanying seed packet mailings dating back to 1806.
Other entries make their US premiere, including Toronto debuts THE STONE SPEAKERS
, Igor Drljača’s exploration of landmarks serving as strange tourist attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and ERASED, ___ ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
, Ghassan Halwani’s consideration of the disappeared of the Lebanese Civil War; from CPH:DOX, Sarah J Christman’s SWARM SEASON
, which explores honeybees, indigenous cosmology, and NASA; and from Locarno, Nicole Vögele’s CLOSING TIME
, which focuses on a small restaurant in Taipei.