Jim Jennings

Lost and Found (1984) 16mm, b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Jennings shot the original footage (of a ride on the Staten Island Ferry) in 1983 and rediscovered it in 2013, when it was screened at the New York Film Festival's "Views from the Avant Garde." As is typical of Jennings' work, the film mines every aesthetic possibility in a quotidian situation. In this case his eyes are drawn to the motion of the boat in relation to the scenery outside its windows, to the characters of individuals and their relationships to one another and the sheer, visual and emotional (Dare I say "spiritual"?) beauty of it all. The passengers, on their daily commute, remain unaware of the splendor Jennings sees-and makes us see. -Karen Treanor

16mm Rental: $20.00

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