The Hamilton College F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will screen The Extravagant Shadows (2012) with director David Gatten, on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. A discussion with the director will take place on Monday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. in the same room. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Extravagant Shadows is a visual poem that describes love and desire across distance and time. It explores how books, letters and other printed communications mediate that distance. The film premiered at the 50th New York Film Festival in October and was ranked ninth in the Film Comment's critic’s poll of the “20 Best Undistributed Films of 2012.”
Gatten, a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow, is a lecturing fellow and artist in residence in the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image at Duke University. Since 1996 his films have appeared in more than 60 solo exhibitions and more than 1000 group screenings. His work resides in the permanent collections of the British Film Institute, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as in numerous public and private collections. In May 2012, an international critic’s poll conducted by Cinemascope named Gatten one of the “Fifty Best Filmmakers Under Fifty.”