An Evening With Abigail Child

Written by  //  November 9, 2011  //  Starz Film Fest  //  3 Comments

This happened at the Starz Denver Film Fest, which is still going on. You should GO!

I like making discoveries, and Abigail Child is a good one. She showed a few of her “narrative” experimental films with a kind introduction by CU professor Phil Solomon. He said Child’s films can be interpreted in IPS, or Ideas Per Second. But are they hers, or mine? I love experimental filmmaking
because it invites my active participation. If I don’t know what’s going on, if I don’t know where I am – that’s okay. As one audience member pointed out, you’re not just watching her movies. You’re learning how to watch them. I’m convinced you could teach a whole course on her unique style of filmmaking – nothing I’ll pretend to sum up succinctly here. But if you like the music of John Zorn, or old Bollywood films cut up to remove the causality of female reaction (and hey, who doesn’t?), then Abigail Child will float your boat.

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Hugo Dracula

Richard Karpala, aka Hugo Dracula, is a film maker and critic based in Denver. His first short film, "Deadbox" was an official 2012 selection at the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, the Gen Con Indy Film Festival and the International Film Fest of the Bizarre. In the hallowed halls of the Manse Richard is known as "Hugo Dracula," a former inmate and current best-selling author of "Life in 2D", a survivalist tale that recounts his harrowing prison sentence inside of the Phantom Zone. He is currently writing the follow-up, "Zoning Out: Life On the Streets." Follow Richard Karpala on Twitter

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