Eye Am Filmmakers Screen at Rooftop Films~

Vanessa Woods' The Touch & Elizabeth Henry's Through These Trackless Waters screen at Rooftop Films ~

Trapped Inside the Machine
Self-fulfilling prophecies and inescapable stories. Beautiful, funny and weird short films about falling toward your fate.

FRI., JUNE 29, 2007
8:30 - Live Music by A Three Ring Circus
9:00 - Movies Begin
11-1AM -After Party: Open Bar at Bar Matchless
(557 Manhattan Avenue @ Driggs)
Courtesy of Dewar's Scotch Whisky and Martin Miller's Gin

The Touch
A meditation on Anne Sexton’s poem of the same name. The film examines melodies within spoken, written and visual language and how they can interact. By juxtaposing text, image and sound, the viewer is asked to contemplate disparate forms of human response and emotion regarding language and imagery. In The Touch, the text from the poem is first given life through single-frame animation, then layered audio recording and finally through animated visuals that reinterpret it. Language and image investigate feelings of disembodiment, isolation and absence punctuated by sound and silence. Because the subject of the poem deals specifically with the idea of touch, the film sustains a highly tactile, textural quality wherein the filmmaker’s hand is overtly present.

Vanessa Woods graduated with a BA in art history and visual arts, cum laude from Barnard College. Her artwork and films have been exhibited internationally and she has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship for Film, a Film Arts Foundation Personal Works Grant, and the San Francisco Art Institute’s prestigious MFA Film Fellowship, where she is currently pursuing her MFA degree. Woods has produced five short films that have been screened internationally including the Centre International d’Art in France, The Anthology Film Archives in New York, and the Pacific Film Archives in Berkeley. Woods is currently working on three new films, including a feature-length documentary titled Mimita, which follows the lives of a family of women raising their adopted child in Bronx, New York.

Through the Trackless Waters

Ecology of Film meets ecology of mind meets ecology of earth. Or vice-versa.

Elizabeth Henry has been working in film for the past ten years as a filmmaker, cinematographer, writer and editor. She is a film professor at the University of Denver and is currently on leave to teach film at Eastern Oregon University. Elizabeth's previous films have appeared in over forty different film festivals around the country.


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