In conjunction with the large gallery Dead Flowers show, Frequent Small Meals presents a program of short experimental films about gardens, plant life, seasons, and the passage of time.
Marjorie Keller, The Answering Furrow (1985), 16mm, color, sound, 27 minutes
Anne Charlotte Robertson, Emily Died (1994), super-8mm, color, sound, 26 minutes (screened on VHS)
The Answering Furrow Owing to Virgil's Georgics. Music: Charles Ives. Filmed in Yorktown Heights, New York; St. Remy en Provence, France; Mantua, Rome and Brindisi, Italy; and in Arcadia and the island of Kea in Greece. Georgic I -- The annual produce first seen in spring -- The furrowed earth ready for planting - The distribution, support and protection of young plants -- The implements of the garden. Georgic II -- The life of Virgil is recapitulated in summer, with a digression on the sacred -- The sheep of Arcadia -- The handling of bees -- The pagan Lion of Kea. Georgic III -- The skill and industry of the old man in autumn -- Ancient custom and modern method -- The use of implements of the garden. Georgic IV -- The compost is prepared at season's end -- The filmmaker completes THE ANSWERING FURROW with the inclusion of her own image.
Emily Died Since the early 1980s, Anne Charlotte Robertson has been making an epic diary work on super-8 film. Emily Died is an excerpt from this work, detailing the events of May to September 1994, as Robertson comes to terms with a death in her family and the surrounding difficulties. This screening represents a rare opportunity to see Robertson's brave, highly personal film work.
The Film Love series provides access to great but rarely-screened films, and promotes awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde filmmaking. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta 2006 by the critics of Creative Loafing. More information about the series is at http://www.frequentsmallmeals.com/