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Essays of a City

Shot on super 16mm, Eagon’s black and white love letter to cinema and place is constructed of three parts, each documenting temporal decay in an urban landscape with its various inhabitants. Part one evokes a dream-like state as a mysterious soundtrack hovers over industrial details and utilitarian structures hanging precariously in time. Part two provides a voice to those living among the bridges and buildings as houseless citizens speak their mind on subjects such as the absurdity of sleeping under window displays of bedroom sets. Part three utilizes quotes from film critics such as André Bazin to examine the position of cinema in the realm of fine art and the various means of documenting time itself.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Documentary

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Memory

A little city symphony in 16mm black and white that portrays people, buildings, parks and streets with photographic sensitivity and acuity.