Found Footage - Decasia
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Mar 5, 2019 4:00pm
Organized by: Cimatheque
Venue: Cimatheque
Address: 19A ‘Adly Street Floor 5, Apt. 28, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Individual Tickets: 25LE "Dreamers: Counternarratives in Cinema" Program Membership Individual: 300LE Student: 200LE
Event Language: No dialogue

Found Footage from CMTQ
Duration: 10 min

Bill Morrison
United States, 2002
No Dialogue - 67 min

A film collage made up of different footage in various states of decay and set to an experimental orchestral score composed by Michael Gordon, Decasia is an incredibly astute meditation on time and vanishing media. The film is perilously composed entirely of early nitrate footage: the base - cellulose nitrate - was abandoned by filmmakers around 1950, a technical improvement since nitrate film is highly flammable and prone to rot. But Morrison is enthralled by the rot, and the ravages of time that they reveal. Deeply poetic and oddly moving, Decasia powerfully explores the simultaneously grotesque and vulnerable power of film archives.

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