Jun 13, 2012
(Vanessa Renwick, 2011, USA, Blu-ray, 48 min)
Director In Attendance!
Live score by Lori Goldston, Dylan Carlson, Jessika Kenney and Greg Campbell!
Vanessa Renwick’s unconventional documentaries explore habitat and landscape, urban and the wild. Charismatic Megafauna utilizes 16mm Renwick ﬁlmed in her youth on Chicago’s streets, where she lived and traveled with a wolf-dog hybrid, as well as footage shot in the nineties, documenting the process of reintroducing wolves to the American West. Images of Renwick’s dog scavenging the alleys of Chicago and of biologists interacting with wolves in the wild bring to mind questions of interspecies dependence, man’s impact on nature—and vice versa—and our responsibilities toward and expectations of the natural world.