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Weird Houses and ‘Rustic Savants’

Posted By Cassie Myers On Jun 16, 2010 @ 11:25 am In Sandbox | Comments Disabled

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We here at the Clog are always on the lookout for ways to enlighten people about upping their hipster cred. So we would never pass up an opportunity like this one: a screening [1]of the film (not “movie,” never “movie”) “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” at the BAM/PFA tonight June 16th at 7:30. General admission is $9.50 but UCB students are $5.50.

The film is directed by Brent Green. And if you were curious who that is, the information provided should give you a clearer picture:

Brent Green is a rustic savant. His animated shorts are homegrown homilies, built around a tinkerer’s craft and a folksy narration that spills from his lips like sour mash, intoxicating but crude.

The movie is about a Kentucky man who built an oddly proportioned (or “chaotically peculiar”) house to heal his sick wife. Rustic savant Green apparently built his own version of the house, too. And if the press release is to be believed, you should “expect miracles.”

It’s partly stop motion and it’s a “New York Times Critics’ Pick.” As if that weren’t enough, it’s also a “stuttering tableau of otherworldly yearning.”

Boy, if we had a nickel for every time we’d heard that …

Image source: back_garage [2] under Creative Commons
West Coast Premiere: “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” [BAM/PFA Film Programs [1]]


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