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Caryn Cline: Organic Films

Tonight we welcome Seattle filmmaker and Evergreen College faculty member Caryn Cline for an evening of her work focusing on biological processes, found footage, and documentary. The program will include In the Conservatory (2010), in which organic materials from a Seattle conservatory were placed directly onto clear 16mm film leader. With its use of an optical printer and ambient sound, the viewer experiences the auditory and visual essence of place. Compost Confidential (2012) documents the deterioration process of a compost bin. Perchance (2008) combines two educational films and uses an optical printer to create a new tale of a young boy dreaming of a different self. Cline will also conduct a production workshop on Botanicollage on Saturday, September 23.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Other Films by Caryn Cline


An exploration of our timeless relationship with the natural world as a young farmer entangles herself among the flowers, shot using in-camera double exposures.

Best of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour

The Northwest Film Center is honored to present the Best of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, a carefully selected cross-section of filmmaking from the Northwest region. The works included on this program were chosen to represent the quality and range of filmmaking in the region.  

Lost Winds

Plant materials taped directly onto the celluloid of 16mm film and optically printed create unique rhythms, patterns, and images.