Larry Gottheim

Machette Gillette... Mama (1989) 16mm, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rapid, disjunctive images and sounds from aspects of life in the Dominican Republic -- a film dealing with representation itself, within ritual, within cinema, within history, within narrating. The title is a Dominican song, based on a Haitian song, meaning a razor-sharp machete; it is, of course, a complex metaphor within the cultures from which it comes, but also within the film, extending my longstanding interest in edges, borders, horizons, into material of documentary interest. Partially supported by a grant from NYSCA. Exhibition: Havana Film Festival; Cine San Juan Festival; Oberhausen Film Festival.

Rental: $180.00
16mm Rental: $180.00

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