The show will start 15 minutes early!!
My film, “The Archive…” is playing as an OPENER for “Okja” at the IFS in Boulder on the evenings of Sunday Nov. 4th and Monday Nov. 5th. I know it’s on Netflix, but it’s better on the big screen and in the temple of the moving image which we all know as Muenzinger auditorium.
Arrive by 7:15 to see “The Archive of the Movements of Inanimate Objects”, the serendipitous short opener to “Okja”.
Here are two reviews to inform this short film and then longer feature:
Review: “In ‘Okja,’ a Girl and Her Pig Take on the Food Industrial Complex”
– By A. O. SCOTT
“Okja,” not unlike “E. T.,” is about how a young person achieves moral insight by connecting with and fighting for a nonhuman creature. Okja’s oppressors, like E. T.’s, are part of a system that refuses to recognize her as anything more than a thing…
…The human performers are all brilliant, but the movie belongs to its title character and her digitally conjured, genetically modified ilk. Okja is a miracle of imagination and technique, and “Okja” insists, with abundant mischief and absolute sincerity, that she possesses a soul.
– By ALEX COX
“Brilliant! …A lot of shorts (and longs) seem to have no message or moral purpose but your film absolutely does. It is a really strong statement not only against vivisection and cruelty to things we don’t understand, but also about the perversity of technology and the capriciousness of man, or the man/beast which we are. This is really fine, thought-provoking work – beautifully realized and deeply disturbing. Thank you for doing it! ”