S P E C T R E, a film by SVA alumnus Gracie Nesin (MFA 2012 Photography, Video and Related Media), has been selected to screen at the 50th New York Film Festival on Saturday, October 6 at 12pm at the Howard Gilman Theatre, Lincoln Center, 144 West 65th Street. As a part of Nesin’s thesis project, White Witch/Bluff City, S P E C T R E is an audio-visual album that combines her own vocals and beats with a variety of visual sources to merge pop music criticism, political commentary and diary-like poetry.
Nesin describes her short film as a “breathy sound and image collage [that] is essentially a diaristic narrative about demonic possession and a sexy/murderous tour of Newport by sports car reimagined/recalled in South Brooklyn at the aquarium.”
S P E C T R E will screen as part of the festival’s Phantom Residence program, which also includes films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Mekong Hotel), Laida Lertxundi (The Room Called Heaven) and Ben Rivers (Phantoms of a Libertine). For more information about the program and to purchase tickets, visit the New York Film Festival’s website.
Image: S P E C T R E, 2011, video still.