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Screening & Conversation with Sky Hopinka
A voiceless narrator rehashes details about his mother’s affair as he crosses the country by train. “Mama has two phone numbers. We do not talk about immigration on her Obama phone. For that we use the other number with no data plan.” The linear train ride moving from LA to New York diverges into unruly directions of consciousness. A multiplicity of voices share thoughts, dreams and histories evoking images far away from the enclosed spaces of this present day trains interior. While capturing these landscapes and interiors through his lens, the moving images evidently illustrate an undocumented subjectivity, a site of precarious movement, migration and fugitivism in America.
Screened as part of a media arts residency with Miko Revereza who will be visiting for one month from Manila, Philippines, where he now resides.
Curated by Allison Collins.
Miko Revereza (b.1988 Manila, Philippines) is an experimental filmmaker based in Manila, Philippines. Having relocating to the USA with his family from Manila as a child, he lived illegally in the United States for over 25 years. This life long struggle with documentation, assimilation and statelessness informs his films, DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93- 96 (2017) and his debut feature, No Data Plan (2018). Miko’s films have been widely screened and exhibited internationally at festivals such as, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, True/False Film Festival, Images Festival, and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. DISINTEGRATION 93-96 was featured and streamed on MUBI.com. He is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema.