Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dear Comrade

Craftswoman House and WCCW present:

Dear Comrade
Monday, August 18, 8:30pm
followed by a Q & A with Mady Schutzman

Echo Chamber Creative Headquarters 

1519 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90026

Written and directed by Mady Schutzman, Dear Comrade is an experimental essay film that documents the story of Llano del Rio (1914-18), the most important non-religious communitarian experiment in western American history. Llano is offered as a site to explore the struggles, courage, frustrations, fantasies, and Sisyphean efforts of innumerable idealists who have assumed comparable struggles in spite of tremendous odds. The story is told through archival footage, surreal re-enactments, interviews with ex-colonists, local residents and historians, and the meanderings of a silent nomad through the ruins of the Llano colony in the Mojave Desert. Through the intersection of stories, a seemingly traditional documentary morphs into a montage of parallel universes, political commentary, clownery, and a palpable desire—failings and disappointments notwithstanding—to give idealism and cooperation another try.

Facebook invite here.

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