Re: Horticultural Films

From: rebecca meyers (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 18 2007 - 15:36:20 PST

If you are interested in contemporary work, I recommend the lovely film
CEREUS and WHATNOT by Carolyn Kaylor. The Night-Blooming Cereus or Queen of
the Night is a guiding metaphor and literal presence throughout the film.
 It's in color...

"*Cereus & Whatnot*, is a dramatic tale of nature in captivity featuring an
enigmatic plant, a botanist, his dog, and a silent screen heroin. Through a
concoction of documentary and fiction, the film explores cycles of birth and
death and cinematic expectation."
Many years in the making, *Cereus&Whatnot*, was shot almost entirely on
super 8 and optically printed to 16mm by the filmmaker.
Completed in February of 2006, *Cereus&Whatnot*, had its world premier at
the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Netherlands and has gone on
to screen around the world, including, the Museum of Modern Art in NYC,
REDCAT theater in Los Angeles, Exis 2007 in Seoul Korea.


On 12/18/07, Jodie Jacobson <email suppressed> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am wondering if anyone can suggest any experimental films relating to
> horticulture. For this particular slot we are looking for black and
> white, though color could work if it is the right fit.
> Thank you,
> Jodie
> Jodie Vicenta Jacobson
> Curator
> The Horticultural Society of New York
> 148 West 37th Street 13th Floor
> New York, NY 10018
> 212.757.0915 x113 telephone
> 212.246.1207 fax
> On view at the HSNY Gallery:
> December 11, 2007 - February 8, 2008
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