LORDVILLE will be screening Sunday, May 4th@ 8;15pm, at the LA ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FEST,
DGA Theater, 7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
LORDVILLE is a 67:00 hybrid documentary by award-winning filmmaker Rea Tajiri.
"... an experiential tour-de-force, a camera roaming through the forest, water bubbling loudly on a soundtrack. Memories, geological studies, landscapes, and objects of the past are overlapped in a way that probes our curiosity and emphasizes the strangeness that is our relationship to the places on which we live. And it started with a house."
- Brian Hu, Artistic Director, Pacific Arts Movement
LORDVILLE is a multi-layered essay film... at once a personal meditation on Tajiri’s relationship with place; a commentary on the fate of a small town;... a history of colonialization and the decimation of native populations;
a probing on the theoretical possibilities of representing history through nature (the river) and much more.
Nora M. Alter
Film Scholar, Author, Essay Film Author of "Chris Marker' Contemporary Film Director Series, University of Illinois Press
"LORDVILLE is the work of an accomplished, assured filmmaker who is in sure control of her materials... directing us towards what we have in common and... the ways in which the present remains haunted by our collective past."
Bill Nichols Film Theoretician, Documentary Studies
Professor, San Francisco State University
This blog contains clips, images, and research that were part of the research process for this film.
BIO of DIRECTOR:
Director Rea Tajiri is an award winning filmmaker whose work examines the psycho-spiritual repercussions of political histories in families. Her work has been screened at the Whitney Biennial, Rotterdam, Yamagata International Festival, the Venice Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art.