|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (22)|
|Asian Spectrum: Camera Is My Heart! (3)||Polemics: To love hot or to live hard (6)|
|A Life In Front of the Camera: Actress in Re/Action, KAGAWA Kyoko (8)||Queer Rainbow: Allure & Lust over Phobia (11)|
|Open Cinema (4)||Asian Short Film and Video Competition (26)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Herstories and Visions (12)|
|Special Screening: The Murmuring - Resolving History While Still Breathing (3)||Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening, Promise for 10 Years (2)|
Synopsis Program Note
Night Moves is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam—the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. Night Moves is a tale of suspense and a meditation on the consequences of political extremism. When do legitimate convictions truly demand illegal behaviors? What happens to a person’s political principles when they find their back against the wall?
This film is the latest film of Kelly REICHARDT who has been receiving the most attention among women directors of the same
age. Drawing of young woman Wendy looking for a job in Wendy and Lucy, Kelly once coldly gazed into the shadow of the welfare
system which has only been intimidated in this era of neo-liberalism. This time, in the Night Moves, she portrays the dilemma that
environmental issues and progressive movements are in with the northwestern United States setting.
Harmon, the macho man, a former navy, is an action head and Dena, a daughter of the rich family, furnishes fund, and Josh, a
member of the family running an organic farm, is a leader. These three plan the most dangerous night trip in order to alert to
environmental issues. They decide to blow a hydroelectric dam up, which is a symbol of environmental destruction. However, due
to their all different surroundings and their common idealism, reckless and naive, something unexpected happens and their loose
bond and individual vulnerability explode at the same time.
Taking the most American geopolitical scene and narrative, Kelly REICHARDT leads cinematic experience to thinking experience
on nature or environment through movements and pauses in shots subtly capturing the air and beautiful landscape of Oregon,
the background of the case, as well as ironical set-up in which fertilizer works as explosive substance, while enhances powerful
dramatic elements circling within the subject, eco-terrorism. [KWON Eun-sun]
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American landscapes and narratives of the road are themes that run throughout REICHARDT’s work. Her film, Old Joy, winner of a Tiger Award at the 2007 Rotterdam Festival, is a New Age Western and exploration of contemporary liberal masculinity in the Great Northwest. REICHARDT’s first feature, River of Grass, a sundrenched film noir shot in her hometown in Dade County, Florida, was cited as “one of the best films of 1995” by The Village Voice and Film Comment. Kelly REICHARDT is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bard College.