MONA LISA SMILES
(Again and Again)

by Bruce POSNER
1975-2015 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 15' 30

Moana Misa Smiles (Again and Again)
1975-2015 35mm to digital color-bw sound 15 '30
Left, Center, Right Panels in various orders

"??From my first scraps of professional film animation to the latest wonders of digital editing, this raucous bit of 3-screen mayhem encompasses most, if not all, of my filmmaking career and adult life. The lynchpin sits upon the looped, repeating images that reverberate next to a Hollywood studio Will Rogers? biopic, ?The Story of Will Rogers? (1952), that stutters away in tune to hand-painted graphics and 35mm movie and still shots flashing by of family and friends. This includes loops of the birth of my daughter Clara Estelle paired with snaps of Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung.

Everyone is smiling in this mini-epic that is corralled in further concentric circles by an home-made audio collage of two riffs lifted from the Talking Heads and Sex Pistols. In 2014, the incredibly gifted musician and technician Carlos Dominguez sat with me in a Miami studio to remix all into a 6-channel 5.1 surround sound whirlwind that levitates the physical space way beyond anything you normally might hear in a movie theater. I first caught a glimpse of how this might play when passing from one room to another and hearing the spacial echo displacement of radios and TVs tuned to the exact same stations.  Where nothing was in phase and reverberated in motion."  ?Bruce Posner??

Music collage 1982 by Bruce Posner??
Remixed 2015 in 5.1 Surround Audio by Carlos Dominguez and Bruce Posner?

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (NTSC)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 50,00 €