The award-winning experimental filmmaker Evan Mather (“Icarus of Pittsburgh”, “Scenic Highway”, “Sic Erat Scriptum”) recounts the context surrounding his attempt to complete a shot-for-shot remake of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” using his original Kenner Star Wars action figures.
In the late 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Evan Mather (“Scenic Highway”, “A Necessary Ruin”, “39-A: Een Reisverhaal Van Eindeloos”) began shooting a shot-for-shot remake of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” using his original Kenner Star Wars action figures. In this autobiographical essay film, Mather recounts the formulation, production and eventual abandonment of his attempt at… Continue Reading
My education of United States geography came from a Fisher Price jigsaw puzzle – and by reading TV Guide. In August 1979, our family vacation took us on the road from our home in Baton Rouge to visit cousins in Indiana and friends in Cleveland. At the time, the country was covered by about 90… Continue Reading
Was the Interstate created by dinosaurs? Whereas the anthropocene is a proposed geological period defined by the fact that the earth’s systems are now fundamentally determined by human activity; and whereas the United States Interstate Highway System is considered one of the great engineering marvels of the twentieth century; and whereas dinosaurs roamed the Earth… Continue Reading
This is Iceland at the speed of sound (768 mph): a time-lapse circumnavigation via the Hringvegur (Ring Road) that circles the island. Iceland – the Nordic island country in the North Atlantic – is one of the most volcanically and geologically active places on Earth. This small European country has been described as if “someone… Continue Reading
This is a time-lapsed circumnavigation of Los Angeles. From downtown to the eastside; down along the Alameda corridor to Long Beach and the Port; up to LAX, through the Sepulveda Pass and into the San Fernando Valley; along the Verdugo Mountains and down the Glendale Freeway and past Dodger Stadium; down and around and back… Continue Reading
This is a coast-to-coast drive across the United States: Four interstates, two turnpikes and a highway. Two bays, three mountain ranges and a divide. Eleven states, twenty-two ecoregions, seven metropolises and eight state capitals. Five days, four time zones and a continent. From sea level to eleven-thousand feet and back again. From the original colonies… Continue Reading