Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Drive Durham,
AMI Faculty Film Showcase—Films of Josh Gibson
Q+A with filmmaker Josh Gibson to follow
Pig Film (Josh Gibson, 2018, 60 min, USA, B+W, DCP)
In an empty world, a solitary female mechanically follows the protocols of a factory hog farm. Her labors are sporadically punctuated by musical rhapsodies as she moves toward the impending end. Is it the end of the world, a program malfunction, or the beginning of a film?
Kudzu Vine (Josh Gibson, 2011, 19 min, USA, B+W, 35mm)
Through images of kudzu-covered forms, photographed in black and white, hand-processed 35mm CinemaScope and radiating with the luminance of early cinema, this ode to the climbing, trailing, and coiling species Pueraria lobata evokes the agricultural history and mythic textures of the South, while paying tribute to the human capacity for improvisation.