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Decasia + Light Is Calling
Directed by Bill Morrison
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Decasia and Light Is Calling are included on one Blu-Ray.

Bill Morrison created DECASIA entirely with decaying, old found footage, melded to the music of Bang on a Can's Michael Gordon, performed by the 55 piece basel sinfonietta. The result is a delirium of deteriorated film stock, a moving avant-garde masterpiece that leaves its meaning open to interpretation and, most importantly, your imagination.

"In Light Is Calling, a deteriorating scene from James Young's The Bells (1926) was optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon's seven-minute composition. The aesthetic of Morrison's film is inexorably intertwined with many of Michael Gordon's pieces. We watch a decomposing film reel of a soldier who meets a mysterious woman in the woods. A meditation on the random and fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an ancient film. Morrison's short was made through the process of reshooting decomposing black and white film, and the result is a dreamy, melting, light-drenched scene." —The Viennale

Decasia: Library of Congress National Film Registry 2013
Decasia: Sundance Film Festival 2002
Decasia: Rotterdam Film Festival 2002
Decasia: Viennale Film Festival 2002
Decasia: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2003
Light is Calling: Best Film, Berlin International Short Film Festival 2004
Light is Calling: World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival 2004
Light is Calling: Juror's Choice Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival 2004
Light is Calling: Tribeca Film Festival 2004
Light is Calling: Festival del Cinema Ritrovato 2004

67 minutes / Color
Release: 2012
Copyright: 2002

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This DVD is sold for private, home use only.

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This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Cinema Studies, Film History, Media Studies, On 35mm, Blu-ray Discs

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The Films of Bill Morrison

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