Consuming Spirits / Consuming Spirits
Christopher SullivanUnited States / 2012 / 129' 0''
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol (Hall 3), 18:00 h
It took experimental filmmaker Chris Sullivan nearly 15 years to completeConsuming Spirits, a meticulously crafted film shot frame by frame with collage, cutout, pencil drawing, and stop-motion animation. The oddly drawn characters live in Gardener’s Corners, a dark and dysfunctional Appalachian town. Sullivan’s three protagonists—Gentian Violet, a bus-driving journalist; Earl Gray, a radio talk-show host; and Victor Blue, a meek newspaperman—share dark secrets from their pasts as well as their daily lives. A feature length animated psychological drama, created frame by frame and shot on 16mm.
Christopher Sullivan is an animator, filmmaker, and performance artist whose experimental film and theater work spans 30 years. His work has been shown in festivals, theaters, and museums worldwide, including Animafest Zagreb, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Short Film Festival, Black Maria Film + Video Festival, and Pacific Film Archives. His films include Landscape with the Fall of Icarus (1992), Rume's (1988), Master of Ceremonies (1986), The Beholder (1983), Ain't Misbehavin' (1981), Lessons (1980), and he is currently working on a new experimental feature, The Orbit of Minor Satellites.
Christopher Sullivan, Carmen Abelson, Montieth McCullom, Phoebe Thatcher, Judith Rafael