Nina Menkes: Phantom Love
CalArts, Bijou Theater
FILM/VIDEO: The award-winning experimental filmmaker and longtime CalArts faculty member screens a 35mm print of her long-awaited new feature. Hailed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Phantom Love “strikingly puts a woman’s subconscious thoughts and dreams onscreen in ways more radical and beautiful than in her past visually stunning semi-narrative films,” according to Variety. Set mostly in Los Angeles—but also with breathtaking passages set in India—the film’s fragmented structure combines a dreamlike atmosphere with a hyperreal documentary style. In addition to screening at Sundance, Phantom Love has been presented at REDCAT, the Museum of Modern Art and the Locarno International Film Festival, and selected for the upcoming annual fests in Vienna, Warsaw and Stockholm, among others. For more info, see www.myspace.com/phantomlovemovie.