CATHY LEE CRANE: THE SHORT FILMS (1994-2010)

POLYVINYL FILMS - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2010

Award-winning short films from American filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Synopsis
    • On the Line (2010, color, 4min, 16mm) charts a trip around Baja California to the Tropic of Cancer. With an original score by Beth Custer and a wicked sound design that utilizes sounds from the Cassini space probe, the piece takes on sinister, yet humorous cast.
      Adrift (2009, b&w, 12min, 16mm) A poetic adaptation of the fountain of youth fable, “Adrift” follows a woman who has come to Rome to die. On her journey through the city’s fountains, she encounters a young girl who taunts her with visions of lost innocence. Staged on locations from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Roman films.
      The Girl from Marseilles (2000, b&w, 18min, 16mm) This fictional memoir gives voice to the woman who haunts Andre Breton’s 1927 Surrealist novel Nadja. Speaking from the sanitarium as World War II approaches, Nadja recounts her love affair with Breton while a matrix of archival and staged images of Paris construct the exquisite corpse of her memory.
      Sketches after Halle (1997, b&w/color, 13min, 16mm) A collision of separate pasts, this film pieces together fragments of the director’s own images and text from the East German town of Halle with those produced by Bauhaus painter Lyonel Feininger in 1930.
      Not for Nothin’ (1996, b&w, 28min, 16mm) This homage to early film musicals explores a world teeming with the mysteries of longing and death as Louise Brooks look-alike Rodney O’Neal Austin searches for the Beloved.
      white city (1994, b&w, 11min, 16mm) As the cacophony of grieving opens onto the deep quiet of mourning, this poetic journey explores mortality as the psychic space of dwelling. Shot in New York City and the Arizona desert.
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