Shot entirely in 16mm black-and-white film using single-frame photography, "165708" employs in-camera techniques and chemical manipulation of processed film to produce an eidetic study of temporal elasticity. Techniques include flicker, time-lapse, light painting, stop motion, tinting, and toning. Combined with cycles of alternating exposed frames, these methods imbue the work with a rhythmic magnetism, apparent both in the tempo and the aesthetic of the images. Exploring the capacity of the medium to express various notions of time, the film begins with a woman looking out from the shoreline. This acts as a point of departure to disparate yet interconnected sequences which prompt the viewer to engage in a structurally unique mode of inquiry and experience. A dynamic original score by the acclaimed composer Graham Stewart accompanies the film.


Award for Best Experimental, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2018


Selected Screenings: Festival International du Films sur l’Art , Montreal, QC, 2018; Pleasure Dome New Toronto Works, Toronto, ON, 2018; Internacional Festival Signos de la Noite Lisbon, Portugal, 2017; Torino Film Festival, Italy, 2017; Ohio Independent Film Festival , Cleveland, OH, 2017; Signes de Nuit Paris, France, 2017

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  • Director: Josephine Massarella

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