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Circumstantial Pleasures (15*) + pre-recorded ScreenTalk

London International Animation Festival 2020

Animation: Two hands reach out towards a wheely bin

A collage contemplating links between capitalism and it’s systems of distribution and climate change.

Seven years in the making, Klahr’s dystopian six-film cycle couldn’t be more attuned to the present moment, and the swirling paranoia and rapid change of the preceding decade. With a hard-edged clarity and eye popping colour, and accompanied by music from David Rosenboom, Tom Recchion and Scott Walker.

“Leaving the seductive mid-century imagery that Lewis Klahr’s best known for far behind, Circumstantial Pleasures looks at the raw materials of contemporary life and distills them into a demanding and powerful work of anxiety, alienation, agitation, and abrasion. The film consists of six short that convey the experience of being alive in the 21st century in ways that few other films have” - Chris Stults, Wexner Center for the Arts

Tagged with: Cinema LIAF 2020

US 2019 Dir Lewis Klahr 68min

Presented in partnership with Edge of Frame. Thanks to Edwin Rostron.

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