Dark Dark 2001, Film (16 mm), b/w, sound, 16:20 min.
Part 2 of How the World Works.
Director/Producer/Editor: Abigail Child; Music: Ennio Morricone; Additional Sound Recording + editing: Abigail Child; Mix Harvestworks; Lab, Cinema Arts. USA 2001
“DARK DARK is a ghost dance of narrative gesture melding four found story fragments: Noir, Western, Romance and Chase. The music of Ennio Morricone provocatively interacts with the images, tantalizing the audience with webs of memory, meaning and elusive folly.” AC
[Child’s]…editing slays the syntax bound progression that makes narrative film so dull… The edit is a creative act that makes revisiting the work ever appealing and distinct from meal based media. Bravo!
PREMIERE: at Avantgarde Visions, the New York Film Festival 2001 in “Carnal Ghosts.” October 14th. European Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2002. Also selected for Black Maria [Director’s Choice Prize]; ArtCite Ottawa; Osnabruck; Cote Court, Paris; Ann Arbor [Liddell $ Prize]; Images Festival Toronto [Logue $ Prize]; Jerusalem Film Festival; Seoul Film and Video Festival; Curtas Metragens Vila do Conde, Portugal; Festival Bologna;Viennale 2002