Metrograph Expanded: Botanical Imprints
In Herbaria, Leandro Listorti’s second feature, the filmmaker and archivist draws an extended parallel between the world of cinema and the world of botany, exploring the urgent work of preservation in both, and how plant life can persevere through the moving image. Listorti’s lovely film, and its thoughtful entwining of cinema and flora, planted the proverbial seed for “Botanical Imprints,” a program of eclectic works—including a lobby installation of Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s 2013 single-channel video Landscape #1 and a selection of shorts curated by the Counter-Encounters collective—that encourage the viewer to think more deeply about the plant kingdom in all its diversity, beauty, and vulnerability.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Tuesday March 284:15pm
Thursday March 304:30pm
Friday April 72:45pm
As part of Metrograph Expanded: Botanical Imprints, a program centered our engagement with the plant world consisting of screenings, installations,…
SAMPLES FROM: ENCOUNTERS OVER SEVERAL PLANTS
An experimental documentary of rare beauty and delicacy, filmmaker, programmer, projectionist, and archivist Listorti’s ruminative second feature is…
HERBARIA Introduced by Leandro Listorti
Employing archival images from the United States’ occupation of the Philippines, Seno’s To Pick a Flower explores how the meaning and uses of nature were altered by colonial rule.
TO PICK A FLOWER
A speculative and combustive animation starring a chorus line of Kudzu, made by emerging artist Aria Dean.