In Captivity
December 4, 2012 (Tue) - 8:00pm, Brattle Theatre

WITH NEW FILMS BY DANIEL SOUSA AND ROBERT TODD!

In this time of extreme industrialization, wilderness is all but forgotten. In cities, the trees are kept in corrals, with clearly posted visiting hours, if not caged up in solitary confinement.

While we had originally intended to put together a program of works celebrating the wild, both around us and within, we quickly realized that captivity was inescapable. Wild and tame – free and enslaved – are fundamentally entwined concepts. The very notion of liberty exists only to contrast the many constraints that humans have built.

Featuring the Boston premieres of new films by Daniel Sousa and Robert Todd, as well as classics by Malcolm Le Grice and Jonas Mekas (presented in 16mm).

Program

Feral, Daniel Sousa, 2012, 13m

Construct, Robert Todd, 2012, 12m

Berlin Horse, Malcolm Le Grice, 1970, 7m

INTERMISSION

The Brig, Jonas Mekas, 1964, 68m