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This Existence is Material

10 minutes | 2003 I 16mm

Two tales - one of an unlikely friendship between an elderly male writer and a young female filmmaker, the other of

a poet who flies to Rome to incite an uprising against fascism in the 1930s. In Esperanto with English subtitles. 




Ann Arbor Film Festival +Touring Program
Berkeley Film Festival, WINNER: Best Experimental Film
New Jersey International Film Festival, WINNER: Best Experimental Film

Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, WINNER: Second Prize

Rencontres Internationales Festival, Berlin

Rencontres Internationales Festival, Paris 

Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

Vidoex Experimental Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

Athens International Film + Video Festival, OH

Chicks with Flicks Film Festival, New York, NY

Anchorage International Film Festival

Anthology Film Archives, NYC,

Aurora Picture Show, Houston

Union Theater, Milwaukee

Cornell Cinema, Ithaca

Ithaca College, Ithaca

Central Michigan University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre-Haute

Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington

The Film Theatre at U.I.C.A., Grand Rapids

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Delta Film Works, Monroe, LA

Detroit Film Theater

Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Capri Theater, Montgomery AL

City Club Cinema, Minneapolis

Foothill College, San Francisco

University of California at Davis

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

Cincinnati Film Society

Kent State University, OH

Southwest Film Center, Albuquerque

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor

Reed College, Portland, OR

Resolutions 2005, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Renditions in the Gray Zone @ Studio 27, San Francisco
FLEX Fest, Florida Experimental Film Festival, Gainesville

Film Studies Center, University of Chicago, Artist Retrospective 2008

Orphan Film Symposium, Library of Congress, 2016





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