Diane Kitchen

Roots, Thorns (1992) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

Filmed on a return visit with the Ashaninka in the tropical forest of eastern Peru. Moving in close with the camera to people who still live with the land, cook over fires and raise their children in the forest. Earth, river, animals, weather. Forces of turmoil and of nature. Forces that surround the senses at all times. "The Peru films do not just give us the familiar thrill of a look at a (strange) way of life; rather...something quite amazing takes place: a kind of re-scaling of perception, so that the other space of the Ashaninka, while retaining its everydayness and relative indiscernibility, can for a moment be experienced on its own terms." --Ackbar Abbas, UC-Irvine "Mysterious, allusive, and yet also concrete, this is a work of poetry as much as of fact, opening up a new terrain for the documentary, a space of complex reflection where myth and current events flow into one another." --Dick Blau, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

Diane Kitchen

The Penfield Road (1998) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, political_social_activism

A fable concerning the landscape and the open road. Includes Starved Rock, Little America and the Silver Black Fox. "A playful structural exploration of the contradiction of representing and inhabiting landscape." --S. Matheson and J. Lion, Pacific Film Archive

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Diane Kitchen

Wot the Ancient Sod (2001) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Effects of the sun move through the turning autumn leaves - the drama of ceaseless interactions of light and life. Forces are in transition, decaying into the earth, the ground, the sod. "Diane Kitchen's new tour-de-force creates a stream of intimate portraits of leaves dancing in the sun's light." --Steve Anker, San Francisco Cinematheque "A near-seamless mastery of camera and editing technique." --Susan Oxtoby, Toronto Int'l Film Festival

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Diane Kitchen

Ecstatic Vessels (2007) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, landscape_architecture

Blaze in the trees/Blaze on the brow. When walking in the deep woods the elements nod and sweep and seem to signal to each other. Incidents occur. Spontaneity. Foreground and background. Shifting perspectives. A vast scattered array pulls together and with it ideas of trees, wind, sun and relationships. "Diane Kitchen's eye for filming the natural world is distinctive and elegant...finding a richness and delicacy often ignored." --Patrick Friel, Chicago Filmmakers "A symphony of movement, color, focus, line." --Grant Wiedenfeld

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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