UNLESS YOU'RE LIVING IT

2019.  Hand processed 16mm transferred to HD.  Black and white, tinted and toned.  08:22.

An edgy, unsettling portrait of place and power in rural white Ontario that challenges the correlation between seeing and knowing, and the ravages of late-stage capitalism.  Hand processing, contact printing, tinting and toning engage the film as a body that, like the residents of Mt. Forest, sustains injuries, wounds and burdens, but also has the capacity for delight, revelatory pleasure, and transformation.

With special thanks to Phil Hoffman and the 2016 Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm), where Unless You're Living It was shot and hand-processed.

 

Screening history:

2020   Visions in the Nunnery. London, England.
2020   Mimesis Documentary Festival. Boulder, CO. Streaming.
2020   Two Rivers Cross-Cultural Documentary Cinema. Koblenz, Germany.
2020   Braziers International Film Festival. Braziers Park, England.
2020   Analogica Selection 9 streaming.
2020   Single Frame. Durham, NC.
2020   Fracto streaming.
2020   Experiments in Cinema. Albuquerque, NM. Streaming. 
2020   Best Shorts from the 2019 Moviate Underground Film Festival. Harrisburg, PA.
2020   Athens International Film and Video Festival. Athens, OH.
2020   Experimental Response Cinema: Over and Out! Austin, TX.
2020   33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter.  Stuttgart, Germany.
2020   Portland Underground Film Festival. Portland, OR.
2019   KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film + Music Festival. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2019   Analogica Selection 9. Bolzano, Italy.
2019   Nomadica. Bologna, Italy.
2019   Antimatter [Media Art]. Victoria, B.C., Canada.
2019   Engauge Experimental Film Festival. Seattle, WA.
2019   ARKIPEL Jakarta Intnl Documentary + Experimental Film Festival. Jakarta, Indonesia.
2019   Strangloscope Mostra Internacional. Florianopolis, Brazil.
2019   Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image. Binghamton, NY.
2019   Edinburgh International Film Festival. Scotland  
2019   Montreal Underground Film Festival. Montreal, Quebec. Jury Award: Honorable Mention.
2019   Fracto Film Encounter.  Berlin, Germany.
2019   TIFF. Part of the exhibition Film Farm: 25 Years of the Independent Imaging Retreat. 
2019   Moviate Underground Film Festival. Harrisburg, PA.
2019   RPM Fest. Boston, MA.
2019   West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival.  Morgantown, WV.