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Shadow of the House - Northwest Photo Center Members
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Sep 20, 2017 7:45 PM



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Shadow of the House - Northwest Photo Center Members
* Co-presented with Photographic Center NW! Free for PCNW members. *

Things are not always what they appear to be.

Shadow of the House is a rare look into the life of renowned Cuban American photographer Abelardo Morell. The film explores how Morell uses his art to make sense of a life upended by geographic, cultural, linguistic, and political dislocation. It is an intimate portrayal of how one mans personal struggle with loss, exile, and self-determination reflects the ways in which we all work to construct narratives that unite the past with the present and memory with desire. Morell has used this tension to fuel a career as a remarkable artist.

Morells life is utterly ordinary on the surface but our understanding of him deepens as layer after layer of the man and the impact of his experiences are revealed: his strange and compelling flight from Castros Cuba in the early sixties, his adolescent years in New York City; his life as an American family man and photographer who is more comfortable working at home but whose career increasingly pulls him into the larger world.

Morells artistic process is central to the film. The film makes public the often unglamorous work that precedes his elegant, large format, black-and-white camera obscura photographs  the laborious process of finding locations and setting up rooms and the frustration of failed images. The film reveals his all-consuming drive to make images, despite what may be going on around him.

Working alone, director Allie Humenuk filmed Morell and his family for over 7 years both at home and abroad. During the filming, Morell returns to Cuba for the first time since his escape in 1962. This decision, and the intense anger and fear it arouses in his family, forces him to wrestle with his sense of identity, familial allegiance, and cultural politics. Shadow of the House explores the intersection between these issues and Morells idiosyncratic artistic vision.

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Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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