FLIGHT, 1997, 5 min

Greta Snider

Documentary, Experimental, Historic Film, Short Film

My father’s photographic legacy, compiled and transformed into light. His family photographs, his hobbyist pictures of trains and roses, his airplanes and his obsession with birds circling...these images are imprinted onto the film, like a fingerprint or trace. The film is hand-processed and hand-exposed without a camera (as with Ray-O-Grams). –GS

"Greta Snider, perhaps best known for her raw, punk-inspired documentations of her life and the odd friends inhabiting it, took some of her late father's old photographic negatives and a few other of his objects into a darkroom and contact printed them onto raw 16mm black and white film stock. Not knowing what the result would be, and working in pitch darkness and total solitude, Snider has created her most surprisingly personal and poetic work to date. The result is a rhythmic and loving paean to the human desire to fly and to reach beyond the sky to heaven itself." - Scott Stark, 1997

Screening of this film is supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Directed by Greta Snider


Thursday, March 29 9:15pm

“The Strawberry Tree” w/ “FLIGHT”

Feature in Competition Existing between anthropology, documentary and reverie, The Strawberry Tree is a mesmerizing cinematic poem that portrays the final sigh of one of Cuba’s last fishing villages. Preceded

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)