Geographies of Solitude [In-Person Only]
$14 General Admission
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(Jacquelyn Mills, Canada, 2022, 103 min, in English)
** Winner of the Caligari Film Award, C.I.C.A.E. Award, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival. Also recipient of Hot Docs’ Best Canadian Documentary and the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Awards **
Geographies of Solitude is an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, guided by naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas who has lived over 40 years on this remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Shot on 16mm and created using a scope of innovative eco-friendly filmmaking techniques, this feature-length experimental documentary is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world. Zoe leads us among wild horses, seals and bugs, through peaks, valleys, roots, sands, weathers, seasons and stars. The intangible is evoked with hidden sounds and vanishing light. Much like a field book, the film tracks its protagonist’s labor to collect, clean and document marine litter that persistently washes up on the island shores.
Synopsis courtesy of film website.
All images ⓒ Jacquelyn Mills, courtesy of Cinema Guild, except the carousel photo of Zoe Lucas, ⓒ Zoe Lucas.