United States 2017, 75 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
These spaces are alike but very different, just like the people living and working in them: an oil rig in Texas, a women’s prison in North Dakota, a high-end glass house in Los Angeles. They are different types of cages, each with its own purposeful, monotonous, dispassionate daily grind. Director Austin Lynch and cinematographer Matthew Booth study the people, landscapes and background noises, creating a lyrical, ponderous film that delivers a powerful sensory experience. Full of lonely people, monochromatic and estranged America has never looked so beautiful.
Previous Festivals:CPH: DOX, Cinema Du Reel, BFI London
Production: Elda Bravo, Sabrina S. Sutherland, Jeremy Alter, Austin Lynch
Script: Austin Lynch
Editing: Matthew Booth, Austin Lynch
Cinematography: Matthew Booth
Soundtrack: Cameron Reed
Music: Alvin Lucier
Austin Lynch is a filmmaker and painter. He is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and The Cooper Union, where he received his BFA in 2007. He directed Making The New World, a ten-part documentary chronicling the production of Terrence Malick’s The New World, and Making There Will Be Blood, a film about the making of Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood.
Matthew Booth is a Canadian artist working in New York City. In 2011 he received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art. His photographic and video work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, and can be found in several prominent museum and private collections. He is co-founder of the publications Pyramid Power and Picture Magazine, and of Top Top Studio, an artists’ space in Brooklyn, NY.