“An impressive work…a magnum opus.”
–Independent Feature Project, New York
“A captivating insight into profound philosophical questions.”
–True/False Film Festival Screening Committee
“Haunting and illuminating…a poetic meditation on the state of our world that
radiates with an emotional charge and a cautiously optimistic gaze towards the future.”
–John Trafton, Ph.D, Lecturer in Film Studies, Seattle University
“Mesmerizing…essential, stimulating, challenging ideas flow in visceral images.”
–Greg Olson, Author, David Lynch: Beautiful Dark, Film Curator, Seattle Art Museum
“Evocative, surreal…a slow fever dream.”
–Kaleena Kiff, Producer, Barney Thomson
Written, directed, filmed and edited by Rustin Thompson.
Best Documentary,West Sound Film Festival. Best Fearless Cinematography, Make Art Not Fear Film Festival. Honorable Mention, Cine Pobre Film Festival. Official Selection, Berlin Revolution Film Festival.
In this essay documentary, a globe-trotting cameraman sends letters, postcards and videos from his more than 38 years of travel to his former colleague and lover. She shares them with us in an intimate voice-over, as he reflects on his experiences and reframes them for a present in which democratic instability, climate catastrophe, capitalism, and runaway technology threatens the future of the planet. Despite a sense of hopelessness, everywhere he “sees images for a film I can make.” His restless need to document humanity is his own personal form of resistance.
Inspired by both Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil (1983) and the late Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi’s Untitled (2017).
Not yet available for public viewing.