Hazy horizons, ocean spray and sea mists, the dazzling color shifts of sunset: the liminal space between water and sky is a space for perceptual adventure, a challenge to the limits of human senses in search of orientation. From the cosmos to the beach, swimming pools to tidal marshes, above and below the waterline, this bicoastal program plunges deep into this marine interzone through films and videos that adapt our eyes and ears to new aquatic environments.
Guest programmed by Leo Goldsmith.
DAYVAN COWBOY by Melissa Olson/Boards of Canada. 2006. 5 min.
HORIZONTAL BOUNDARIES by Pat O’Neill. 1997, 23 min.
SAILBOAT by Joyce Weiland. 1967. 3 min.
UNDERTONE OVERTURE by Jodie Mack. 2013. 11 min.
POND AND WATERFALL by Barbara Hammer. 1982. 15 min. *with a live score by C Lavender.
Thanks to Florrie Burke, Warp Records, Anthology Film Archives, CFMDC, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Canyon Cinema & EAI. Pond and Waterfall courtesy of the Estate of Barbara Hammer and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.