March 26 – April 5, 2020

Synopsis

In an empty world, a solitary female mechanically follows the protocols of a factory hog farm. Her labors are sporadically punctuated by musical rhapsodies as she moves toward the impending end. In this operatic vision of the near future by Durham-based filmmaker Joshua Gibson, is it the end of the world, a program malfunction, or the beginning of a film? The film, in many ways a stylistic descendent (or perhaps extrusion) of the later work of the great Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky, was shot on 35mm and even employed a Russian movie camera with Lomo lenses from the 1970s–lenses that were likely used on a few of Tarkovsky’s films.

Director Joshua Gibson to be in attendance for 4/10 screening only

Sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association

Screenings