These two films are stunningly beautiful and their content is equal to their graphic beauty. Right off the bat, you know that something unusual is happening.
In WAY (13:34), directed by Elizabeth Pasieczny, the imagery is out of our subconscious and it veers between the frighteningly stark to the beautiful in it’s forms and transitions.
In Bullet Hole Road by William Cusick (55mins), it is the twisting of the traditional narrative form with the addition of stunningly beautiful handmade images that are allowed to move you. Prod you would be a better way to put it….or provoke….Provoke is definitely a better word.
When experienced together, the viewer can be swept into a world of suspended disbelief where the new world created by the filmmakers are both frightening and beautiful. Provocative should be the last word”¦.so it’s Beautiful, yet provocative”¦.or the other way”¦which way?
Welcome to nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) is a series of warped, image-driven episodes, where five strangers in the American West navigate overlapping landscapes of paradoxical fantasy. Constantly shifting perspective, the fractured narrative revolves around a poet, a hitchhiker and three motel rooms. A surrealistic combination of sparse dialog, unsettling characters and abstracted motion graphics animation, the film is a dreamy revision to the classic road story.
ABOUT QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Turning 4 on March 2014, The Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) provides a world class annual festival event and a yearlong platform for screening independent domestic and foreign films from around the world and around the corner. QWFF utilizes venues in the varied communities, neighborhoods, schools and alternative locations in Queens, NY. Founded in 2011 and nurtured into existence by Queens Filmmakers and longtime Queens residents Don and Katha Cato, QWFF has strong roots in the community. Each year the festival has expanded its offerings to include more venues, programming for Senior Citizens, a Young Filmmakers Program with PS 69, year round free encore screenings and College Internships for credit.
OPENING NIGHT 2013 was held at the Museum of the Moving Image (http://www.movingimage.us/) where our honorees included Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, for championing the arts throughout NYC and Actress/70’s-80’s icon, Karen Black, honored for her unique contributions to cinema and her enduring commitment to aspiring filmmakers. Over the course of the next 5 days QWFF screened 104 films in 4 venues and hosted over 3,000 visitors to their events.
Even though our 21st century delivery systems are designed to connect the film to one audient at a time, QWFF understands that films are best experienced as a collective experience. We strongly encourage a shared exchange between the film and the audience because we believe that the gathering together to share our stories is as important as the stories themselves. QWFF has curated three blocks of films for the Queens International 2013 that offer up the diversity of local Queens filmmakers as well as the international flavor of the annual festival.
Queens International 2013 is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, La Guardia Corporation, Ford Foundation, Contemporary Art Foundation, Target, and Holosonic Research Labs, Inc.
Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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