Director: Jodie Mack

Wednesday Mar 22nd

  • 16mm
  • USA
  • 2007
  • 6:00

First appearing in the $100 Film Festival in 2009, Lilly is an incredibly personal and powerful film.  Negative filmstrips pattern themselves across the screen in kaleidoscopic stop motion animation, before taking shape to illustrate a WWII tragedy. Direct animation, optical printing, and color hand-processing are among the techniques the Mack employs to explore the likeness of fragmented film to the collage of memory and the various intersections of competing streams of consciousness.

After graduating from the Art institute of Chicago, Mack became an associate professor of Film and Media Studies a Dartmouth College. Her numerous films have been circulating the United States, Europe, and Canada since she began in 2003. Her breadth of work explores the relationship between formal composure and meaning. A “time choreographer,” she microscopically correlates image, sound, and time in the tradition of visual music film. Using an array of techniques and materials, her films tap into the history of graphic cinema while illuminating its inherent and enduring potential.