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Dead Slow Ahead
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Dead Slow Ahead
The title refers to a nautical designation meaning as slow as possible without losing steerageway, and it could just as well signify the trance-like state conjured by Herces boldly stylized chronicle aboard the Fair Lady, a commercial freighter on a voyage to international ports of call, from the Ukraine to New Orleans, with a Filipino crew inhabiting its cavernous dimensions. Herce, an ace cinematographer by trade, envisions both the ship and its horizon (alternately natural and industrial) as near-abstract spaces worthy of science fiction, while grounding the proceedings in the vicissitudes of maritime labor. The crews solitude is interrupted by bouts of karaoke and phone calls to loved ones back home, providing a heartbeat to the mechanical existence in the realm of late capitalism. Is this ghost ship destined for shipwreck, oblivion, or the delivery of our daily bread?


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




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