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. 



Screenings:                                                                                                              Press:

Ann Arbor Film Festival (+Touring Program)                                                      L'Emergere del Possibile
Best Experimental Film, Berkeley Film Festival, CA
Best Experimental Film, New Jersey International Film Festival

Second Prize, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, IL

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, AL

Anthology Film Archives, NYC,

Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX 

Union Theater, Milwaukee, WI

Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, M

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre-Haute, IN

Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Delta Film Works, Monroe, LA

Detroit Film Theater

Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Capri Theater, Montgomery AL

City Club Cinema, Minneapolis, MN

Foothill College, San Francisco, CA

University of California at Davis

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

Cincinnati Film Society

Kent State University, OH

Southwest Film Center, Albuquerque, NM

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

Reed College, Portland, OR

Resolutions 2005, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

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

Film Studies Center, University of Chicago (Artist Retrospective 2008)

Orphan Film Symposium, Library of Congress (2016)

Funded in part by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.





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