Tin-Pressed, 2011, 7 min

Dani Leventhal, Brooklyn, NY

Experimental, Films in Competition, Short Film

Opening with jarring violence, Dani Leventhal’s Tin Pressed, proceeds to negotiate a balancing act between the bewildering tonal variances of daily life—with all of its unnamable and enchantingly fragmented specifics—and the gravitational urge to construct both private and shared narratives. The world discovered through these images revolves around multiple centers. The camera’s odd equanimity feels both generous and dangerous. Leventhal’s deft oscillation between elision and inclusion reveals a brief but vast taxonomy of beauty, peace, longing, and terror.—Jeremy Hoevenaar


Directed by Dani Leventhal (Brooklyn, NY)


Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

Films in Competition 6

New experimental and documentary films from Canada, Romania, Germany and Singapore.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)