Night Labor USA, 2013, 68 minutes Director: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Sherman Frank Merchant is a rugged Downeaster clam digger by day. He spends his nights cleaning and preparing the cannery for the 6 a.m. day shift. Night Labor is an intimate experience, blending minimally structured narratives with documentary moments and long takes that elide conventional narrative and plot in favor of mood, lyrical entertainment, and mystery. In the sensory experiences of work, ultimately relying on cinema's most basic powerful elements, the audience is treated to the power of the softest sounds and the splendorous beauty of the mundane.
Sleepless USA, 2013, 6 minutes Director: Emily Fraser
This experimental short documents the filmmaker's journey into the lonely landscape of insomnia.
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