EPFC | December 15th, 2015
MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
Guest curator: CHRISTOPHER HARRIS
The title for the series of films/videos I’ve selected for the month of December is DOWN TO EARTH: EXTRATERRISTRIALS AND HEAVENLY BODIES.
This Monday’s selection is “Sun Song” (2013/video/15min/silent) by Joel Wanek. Inspired by the sounds and philosophy of Sun Ra, this silent workaday evocation of earthbound interstellar travel features working class African American workers as seldom depicted: with grace and poetry. That Sun Song has garnered heady comparisons to work as varied as Nathaniel Dorsky’s, Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris”, Chris Marker’s “Passengers” and Luis Bunuel’s “Illusion Travel’s by Streetcar” and “Exterminating Angel” gives some sense of how vibrant and resonant Wanek’s vision is.