Walking October Mountain

Three short films about place
with filmmaker Paul Hinson IN PERSON
Monday, September 21st
Firestorm Cafe, 610 Haywood Road, Asheville

Currently based in Philadelphia, Paul left his rural hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia to look for work in the city. These films are about coming into the city and back out of it. They are quiet and fleeting, tuned into the moment of sensation as inner life reaches out to the landscapes around us, both familiar and alien.
“Places, we realize, are as much as part of us as we are part of them, and senses of place — yours, mine, and everyone else’s — partake complexly of both.”
— Keith H. Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places

33 min // digital video // digital sound
Fall gives way to winter as Sean and his daughter Caitlin stop off in a rural college town on their way back from an off-season beach vacation.
From a football game at one of the loudest stadiums in the country, to a lonely cabin in the mountains, and along the meandering forest roads, they finally lose their way while looking for a church down by the river.
Entirely improvised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, LAUREL RUN ROAD is part fiction, part gentle observation of place.

9 min 17 sec // digital video // digital sound
An optically printed landscape of a mountain in northeast Pennsylvania. Shifting horizons, kaleidoscopic trees, and passing hikers meet shifting frame lines, changing frame rates, and optical effects in a phenomenological exploration of the interanimation of thought and landscape.

4 min 35 sec // 16mm // optical sound
Optically-printed on 16mm, YELLOWBLUE layers textures of etched and bleached found-footage as well as slides to create rhythms of abstraction and representation that invoke simultaneous sensations of warmth and coldness, nearness and distance, intimacy and alienation.

Check out the trailer here: [https://vimeo.com/115024409]
Check out the Paul’s website here: [http://www.phinson.com/current-work/]

(Images from Laurel Run Road)


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