What’s Out Tonight Is Lost, 1983, 8 min

Phil Solomon

Experimental, Historic Film, Short Film

“Adopting its title from a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, What’s Out Tonight Is Lost is an elegiac film sifting through the unrecoverable. The film is a reflecting pool where vision breaks up. The home we recognize is swallowed in the brume, the light barely penetrates; and the yellow school bus steals us away, delivering us into new clouds, embracing fear. The film has a surface of cracked porcelain and intaglio: the allergic childhood skin of cracks and bruises. This is a film of transubstantiations, the discorporation of human forms into embers. Air looms and blossoms into solidity and nearness … I hear it breathing …” -Mark McElhatten

This film is not in competition.

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

16mm, Silent


Directed by Phil Solomon


Showing:

Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Films in Competition 2

New films and video by Mary Helena Clark, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Marc Pelletier, Scott Stark, Jonathan Schwartz, James Sansing, Chris Kennedy with newly restored films by Phil Solomon and Pat

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)