A blind woman (Minty’s mother) navigates her domestic surroundings and landscapes while recollecting these places prior to losing her vision. Through conversations and word puzzles, a story emerges about the relationship between memory, sense of direction, and the texture of experience.
Appears in: 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival
Genres: Biography, Experimental Documentary
Other Films by Pam Minty
Joan Crawford returns to the screen in a thrilling trailer mash-up.
A series of images of Bond Butte taken each month over the course of a year precede a series of the same butte taken hourly on June 21, 2014.
For the past nine years the Northwest Film Center has presented the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, an award funded by the Oregon Arts Commission and organizations such as the Oregon Media Production Association and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Fellowships have gone to Oregon filmmakers who have proven their ability to create unique and challenging personal works …
This program of old and new explores memory, observation, and film’s unique and varied abilities to visualize the act of remembering. Portland filmmaker Pam Minty’s Direct Route (2015) observes a blind woman navigating her domestic surroundings alongside landscapes and recollections prior to losing her vision. Through conversations and word puzzles with her daughter, a story …