The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the lineup for the sixth Art of the Real featuring a vibrant slate of nonfiction and hybrid films by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world.
NAME OF FILM: SWARM SEASON
DIRECTOR(S): Sarah J. Christman
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: In the shadow of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, a young girl and her mother lovingly breed a colony of bees. Meanwhile, as their activist father and husband protests the construction of a giant telescope on the mountain’s sacred ground, a group of scientists study the landscape in preparation for our inevitable relocation to Mars. Ambitiously linking the earthbound and the cosmic, the intimate and the expansive, director Sarah J. Christman tracks these existentially fraught narratives with an acute attention to time, scale, and historical consequence. As her monumental images gather force, Swarm Season takes on a potent allegorical dimension.
Rooftop Films has awarded thirteen cash and service grants to alumni filmmakers, including The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Garbo NYC Feature Film Grants, which were awarded to directors Kitty Green and Sebastian Silva. Green will receive a monetary grant of $15,000 to help finish her new film, Casting JonBenet, and Silva will receive a $10,000 grant to support his film, Demon Me. “Kitty Green’s film Casting JonBenet represents the type of daring and meaningful cinema that […]