Visiting Filmmaker Brittany Gravely presents a night of film programming:
THE DAILY PLANNER, Max Coniglio, 9 min, 2006
A lazy, disorganized couch potato is miraculously transformed into a manic, over-achieving member of the rat race after his wife hands him a daily planner.
L'EYE by Xander Marro, 3 min, 2006:
Who watches the Watchmen? Doom drones and Italian supermodels conspire to turn your loving capitalist gaze back into your own insides. With sound by Carly Ptak of the Baltimore noise band Nautical Almanac.
INTRODUCTION TO LIVING IN A CLOSED SYSTEM Brittany Gravely, 18 min, 2001:
Introduction to Living in a Closed System is a fractured educational film based upon the idea of a biospheric utopia: a contained, self-sustaining, controlled environment. The disparate elements variously unite or fall apart as all of the visions, fears, and dreams of this retrospective/future place attempt to operate within the ideal of a unified, efficient system. The film serves as an introduction to the complexity of the poetry and the problems created by pastoral dreams of synthetic futures.
SCHOOL FOR EARTH KEEPING, found film from the 70s - 15 minutes
BLOOD OF THE EARTHWORM, Brittany Gravely, 32 min, 2006:
An anti-climactic barrage of both original footage and extractions from horror, science fiction, and educational films, all of which shed a flickering light on contemporary maladies of civilization. The natural course of evolution has been interrupted producing machine-like people who are alienated, destructive, dissatisfied, lifeless. They have been inscribed in the dull job of maintaining the unsustainable system which their ancestors created.
filmmaker Brittany Gravely
Still from: THE DAILY PLANNER
Still from: INTRODUCTION TO LIVING IN A CLOSED SYSTEM