The Snowman, 1995, 8 min

Phil Solomon

Experimental, Filmmaker in Attendance, Short Film, Special Presentations

A meditation on memory, burial and decay - a belated kaddish for my father.-PS

 

The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pinetrees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

- Wallace Stevens

16mm


Directed by Phil Solomon


Showing:

Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Films by Phil Solomon

A program of works drawn from three decades of the texturally extravagant and profoundly elegiac cinema of Phil Solomon. From his exquisitely bejeweled hand processed 16mm films to the more

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)