Title:  collective:unconscious
Category:  Feature
Length:  78 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  collective:unconscious (Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein)
Year:  2016
Country:  USA


Showing:
Varsity 4 - Thu 12:10 PM (4/7)
Varsity 4 - Fri 9:10 PM (4/8)
Varsity 4 - Sat 12:10 PM (4/9)
Varsity 4 - Sun 12:10 PM (4/10)
Varsity 4 - Sun 6:10 PM (4/10)
Varsity 4 - Mon 09:40 AM (4/11)

A collaborative project from five of NYCís most adventurous and visionary filmmakers in which they literally adapt each otherís dreams for the screen. Imagine a man and his grandmother hiding out from an ominous broadcast, the Grim Reaper hosting a TV show, newly freed prisoners re-counting and reinterpreting their first days of freedom, a suburban mom with a beast growing inside of her, and a high school gym teacher running drills from inside a volcano. Experimental? Yes. A stunningly beautiful visual realization of the state between sleep and consciousness? Definitely. 

Directorsí Statement: Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein 

This project brings together a small, carefully curated group of five emerging American filmmakers working at the intersection between narrative and surrealism with a shared goal of adaptation. Our hope is that the film plays as a sort of strange visual mixtape, recorded at another frequency, transmitted from another place. We hope that collective: unconscious feels refreshingly unburdened, transporting audiences to a state of consciousness that modern American cinema simply doesnít let us visit often enough. 
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