Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3 pm
Filmmakers Brian Comfort and David Bendiksen will screen their films, discuss their work, and answer questions.
Brian Comfort: Eminent Domain, 2012
Jim Bishop has been building a castle in the mountains of Colorado for more than 40 years. His seemingly limitless capacity for manual labor is matched by his fiercely opinionated diatribes about the state of the world today and how we got there. Weaving conspiracy theory rants with violent pleas for his newsworthiness and jokes about televangelists, Bishop regales, offends, entertains and frightens the thousands who come to his castle every year. As impressive as his castle is, more often the main attraction is the castle builder himself.
David Bendiksen: Lichtstark, 2014
A young photographer recovering from personal loss turns to his craft for consolation. Lichtstark is as much a short narrative as it is a meditation on the moving and still image. Shot in full-frame digital, Lichtstark uses a setup of vintage 1960s cine lenses as a "compromise" between film and digital cinema. Its title, translated literally, means "lightstrong," a term used to describe a camera lens's ability to illuminate and create an image.
FAST FORWARD FILM SERIES
Each spring and fall since 2013, Historic Northampton has hosted a series of four monthly film screenings featuring the work of contemporary film-makers.