American International Pictures
The Title was Shot
CORrespondência e REcorDAÇÕES
Losing the Thread
But Elsewhere is Always Better
An intimate—yet humorous —act of cultural resistance, the cinema of Vivian Ostrovsky is a gesture, involving the filmmaker’s entire body— as she travels around the world, carrying gear and framing/gathering images with a Super-8 camera. She playfully edits these original shots with images found in her personal archives, or borrowed from the history of cinema. Multiculturalism and polyglotism are woven into the poetics of displacement. Born in New York and raised in Rio, Ostrovsky studied film in Paris, and her global experiences range from work with early women’s film festivals and distribution outfits, to Centre Pompidou and Jerusalem Cinematheque. The program includes films from the early 80s to today, including the “beach extravaganza” ICE/SEA (2005), DizzyMess (2017) and Hiatus (2018), about Ukrainian-Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.
Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud