Memory & Observation: Direct Route by Pam Minty
Co-Presented with the Northwest Film Center
1219 SW Park Ave
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About This Screening
This program of old and new explores memory, observation, and film’s unique and varied abilities to visualize the act of remembering. Portland filmmaker Pam Minty’s newest film Direct Route observes a blind woman navigating her domestic surroundings alongside landscapes and recollections prior to losing her vision. Through conversations and word puzzles with her daughter, a story emerges about the relationship between memory, sense of direction, and the texture of experience. Complimenting her film is Bruce Baillie’s classic Roslyn Romance, a correspondence and collage film of family photos and superimposed imagery that invoke the cycle of the life; Ute Aurand’s Maria, an observational portrait of the filmmaker’s dear friend; and fellow German filmmaker Maria Lang’s Family Crypt—A Love Letter to My Mother, through which the filmmaker as daughter speaks about herself, her family, and their love, despite invisible walls and barriers. Filmmaker Pam Minty will be in attendance. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting the NWFC ticket purchase page.
Roslyn Romance (Is it Really True?)United States, 1974, 16mm, color, sound, 17 min.
by Bruce Baillie
MariaGermany, 2011, 16mm, color, b&w/color, 3 min.
by Ute Aurand
Family Crypt—A love letter to my motherGermany, 1981, 16mm, color, sound, 10 min.
by Maria Lang
Direct RouteUnited States, 2015, 16mm to digital, color, sound, 45 min.
by Pam Minty
Screenings This Season
Clicks Inside My Dream Oct. 4 + 5
The Title Spoils the Ending: Films of Joyce Wieland Oct. 20
Memory & Observation: Direct Route by Pam Minty Nov. 1 + 5
Burn the Sea / And We Will Throw the Sea Behind You Nov. 17
From the Anne Charlotte Robertson Collection: Visiting Curators from the Harvard Film Archive Dec. 12
Christmas on Earth