Sun November 14, 2021 7:00 PM

THE VILLAGE DETECTIVE: A SONG CYCLE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Pre-recorded introduction from filmmaker Bill Morrison

Los Angeles Premiere

This is a vaccinated-only screening. 

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  • RELEASED IN: 2021
  • 81 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: BILL MORRISON

ABOUT THE FILM

During the summer of 2016, a fishing boat off the shores of Iceland made a most curious catch: four reels of 35mm film, seemingly of Soviet provenance. Unlike the film find explored in Bill Morrison’s DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME, it turned out this discovery wasn’t a lost work of major importance, but an incomplete print of a popular comedy starring beloved Russian actor Mihail Žarov. Does that mean it has no value? Morrison thought not. To him, the heavily water-damaged print, and the way it surfaced, could be seen as a fitting reflection on the life of Žarov, who loved this role so much that he even co-directed a sequel to it. Morrison uses the story as a jumping off point for his latest meditation on cinema’s past, offering a journey into Soviet history and film accompanied by a gorgeous score by Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer David Lang. 

 

FORMAT: DCP

DISTRIBUTOR: Kino Lorber