The Grande Bizarre
This is a past event. Tuesday, March 19 at 8:30pm
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205
Presented by the 42nd Portland International Film Festival 2019. Directed by Jodie Mack. United States. In English.
Mack’s hypnotic travelogue takes her around the world through the prism of textiles. Always extremely colorful, the film animates production processes and global trade routes to give both a deep sense of place and a larger feeling of global connectedness. Shooting in grainy and saturated 16mm, she brings the inanimate thrillingly to life through rapid-fire edits and infectious music in this exploration of the place of textiles and the ways in which they are beautifully ubiquitous no matter where one travels. An utterly unique film, The Grand Bizarre cements Mack’s status as “one of the most imaginative, hardest-working, and all-around best filmmakers in the game, experimental or otherwise.” —Blake Williams, Cinema Scope.
Filmography: Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (2013)