Frame work, a six-part screening series
Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 6 pm -7:30 pm Moscow Time (Russia) / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Time (USA)
2019, 23 min.
Fear and circumstances – that’s what makes us choose. From the moment of awareness to the moment of making a decision, we are like in a dream. Alena Zavarzina – a snowboarder, Olym-pic medalist in 2014, World Champion. In September 2018 she announced the end of her sports career. Did she want to leave at that moment? Probably not, but the circumstances have played their role. What will the “awakening” be for her? Can she overcome all her fears and make the most important decision in her life?
All Water Has a Perfect Memory
2001, 19 min.
A poignant experimental documentary that explores the effects of tragedy and remembrance on a bi-cultural family. At seven months old, filmmaker Natalia Almada lost her two-year-old sister, Ana Lynn, in a drowning accident at her childhood home in Mexico. Inspired by an essay written by Toni Morrison, in which she speaks of the Mississippi River’s ability to conjure memories, this moving piece serves as a meditation on the cultural and gender differences between the filmmaker’s North American mother and Mexican father in the face of their daughter’s death. Through personal recollections narrated by each family member, including her brother, Almada incorporates Super-8 home movies, photographs, and fabricated images to weave together a touching and moving visual memory of Ana Lynn.