A Film is a Burning Place

(Experimental Documentary, 10 mins., HD, 2011)

A dreamlike poem to landscape and the body, presence and memory, more delirious than anything Hollywood could imagine.
– Barry Schwabsky, Artforum

This compilation of experimental short films and videos by Enid Baxter Blader unfolds like the pages of a lost diary, with fleeting glimpses into an anonymous someone’s memories and desires. A filmmaker, painter, and bluegrass musician, Enid Baxter Blader finds inspiration in ruminations on rural life, stormy weather of the emotional and environmental variety, majestic landscapes, and small town civility. Works on the DVD include: Local 909er, Secret Apocalyptic Love Diaries, The Revival of Lee Mackey (excerpt), They Will Cure What Ails, Blind Town/DownHome Sublime, Corn, 2001, Lindbergh Road (excerpt), Just a Second (excerpt), Blue (excerpt), Lucille, and Letter from the Girl (excerpt). The DVD includes an essay by novelist and journalist, Ben Ehenreich. 101 Minutes.

Produced by the founder of Aurora Picture Show, Andrea Grover, the DVD is a compilation of experimental short films and videos from the nationally recognized artist whose works have appeared everywhere from Sundance Film Festival to the Smithsonian in recent years.

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