Ann Deborah Levy

Ann Deborah
Levy

Ann Deborah Levy’s films and videos often explore how the landscapes and locations are perceived by the human eye and mediated by the camera, weather conditions, and other visual phenomena.  Others ...

Films

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    Watercolors
    Experimental

    Watercolors
    Ann Deborah Levy

    color and b/w, silent, 13 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD NTSC
    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Waterscape: Illusions
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Waterscape: Illusions
    Ann Deborah Levy

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 52 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, DVD NTSC
    • Philosophical
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
    • Films About Film
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Rain Painting
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Rain Painting
    Ann Deborah Levy

    HD, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
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    Spectator(s)
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Spectator(s)
    Ann Deborah Levy

    HD, sound, 11.5 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • History
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
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    ON THE TRAIN TO KUTNÁ HORA . . . AND BACK
    Experimental

    ON THE TRAIN TO KUTNÁ HORA . . . AND BACK
    Ann Deborah Levy

    HD, color, sound, 8 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
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    WATER FALLS, New York City
    Documentary
    Experimental

    WATER FALLS, New York City
    Ann Deborah Levy

    DVD, color, sound, 12 min
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature

Biography

Ann Deborah Levy’s films and videos often explore how the landscapes and locations are perceived by the human eye and mediated by the camera, weather conditions, and other visual phenomena.  Others focus on how reality is observed, recorded, imagined, or remembered by individuals or through collective historical memory.  Their soundtracks reveal what is not seen: the occupants of a train from which the passing scenery is viewed, the man-made suburban setting of what appears to be wilderness, or the modern city outside of the ancient structure shown on the screen. 

Levy’s earliest films were shot and completed on 16m film, but she now works in digital video.  Her films have been shown in alternative venues including:  UnionDocs, Brooklyn, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York City; Moving Image Art, Pasadena, California; and Cellular Cinema, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and at festivals in Europe, Japan, Cuba, Canada, and the US. 

Levy comes to filmmaking by way of painting and photography and downtown experimental theater.  She has received both Yaddo and MacDowell fellowships.  She is Co-Chair Emeritus of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund and has curated screenings of the Fund’s preservations for the Barbican Centre in London, Film Anthology Archives in New York City, and Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY.