Falling Lessons

color, sound, 64 min
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"Amy Halpern's 64 minute Falling Lessons is a stunningly sensual, life-affirming experience from a major experimental film artist that is open to myriad meanings. The film is a rhythmic montage of almost ...
Rental format: 16mm $130

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"Amy Halpern's 64 minute Falling Lessons is a stunningly sensual, life-affirming experience from a major experimental film artist that is open to myriad meanings. The film is a rhythmic montage of almost 200 faces, human and animals, that Halpern pans vertically, creating a cascade of visages suggesting that while individuals express a range of emotions they remain ultimately enigmas. The glimpses of life going on around all these faces have an unsettling, even apocalyptic quality, and the film forces you to consider living beings and their value collectively rather than selectively. Halpern's rich, inspired mix of sounds, words and music complements her images perfectly." -Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Films

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    A Glance
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    A Glance
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    Roll #1, For Nancy
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    Three Preparations
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    Peach Landscape
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    Filament (The Hands)
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    Cigarette Burn
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    Invocation
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    Silent Preparation
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    Pouring Grain
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    Access to the View
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    Injury On A Theme
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    By Halves
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    By Halves
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    Palm Down
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    Chesire Smile
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    Chesire Smile
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    Three Minute Hells
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    Elixir
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    Elixir
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