Marvelous Movie Mondays: Cells and Stalks / With Pluses and Minuses

EPFC | April 21st, 2020

guest curator: Kerry St. Laurent

Theme: Tonal Contrast
We’re looking at films that explore contrast in the several ways we can interpret the word “tone” – sound, color, and mood – both in each individual piece and how they contrast with each other.

Today’s pairing explores contrast in form and feel with “Cells and Stalks” by Herb Theriault and “With Pluses and Minuses” by Mike Stoltz. Both use traditional film, but “Cells” compiles stills and “Pluses” is 16mm. Both use high contrast between light and dark. We can see a transition between organic and geometric, but also in overall feeling and emotional response: tell us how you react to them in the comments!