Introduction via Skype by Factory 25 Founder Matt Grady!
About The Narrative Edge: Spotlight on Factory 25
Beginning as a distribution company that favored physicalmedia and specialized in niche film & music combination packages, Factory 25 has emerged as one of the most important curatorial voices of newindependent American films. In an era when few distributors take risks on low-budget films by no-name directors, Factory 25 has shepherded the work of the next generation of US auteurs. This month, AFS shines a light on Factory 25 and screens three of our recent favorite films distributed by the label. This series includes: CONVENTO, THE OREGONIAN and FRANCINE.
Prima ballerina Geraldine, photographer Kees, and their two boys, Christiaan and Louis, left Holland in 1980 to take up residence at the Convento São Francisco de Mértola. Strategically situated at the convergence of two rivers in southeastern Portugal, this vacant monastery was left decaying for centuries until the Zwanikken family arrived and transformed it with their eccentric and earthy endeavors. In the airy studio converted from the estate's chapel, son Christiaan builds kinetic sculptures from discarded electronics and the skulls and bones of deceased wildlife. Combining the family's home movies with his own observant photography, filmmaker Jarred Alterman casts these fantastical creatures as supporting characters in the film, as they literally move across the landscape, animating the ancient grounds.
Wednesday, January 9, 7 PM
AFS Screening Room
(1901 E 51st St)
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