Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper

Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper

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"The most exciting non-narrative film I've ever seen. The basic image is a female factory worker unrolling a large sheet of cellophane ... The film resembles a painting floating through time, its subject disappearing and re-emerging in various degrees of abstraction."
     - Kristina Nordstrom, VillageVoice

"... Rimmer's method and form of exposition is rich and complex ... The film is based on an endless (`closed') loop of a single black and white stock footage shot ... repeated, reversed from positive to negative to positive, and transformed via optical printing techniques ... The ambiguity of the content-message permits the viewer to experience and interpret the film in a variety of ways. Some viewers see the film as a `spiritual' message and some see it for its `political' or `feminist' content."
     - Al Razutis

Award(s): Best Experimental Film, American Film Festival

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.

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