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December 5, 2014

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A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness | Ben Rivers & Ben Russell

December 5, 2014

Noted experimental filmmakers Ben Rivers and Ben Russell have a lot more in common besides sharing a first name. Their respective oeuvres are filled with stylistically unique but philosophically parallel attempts at a new sort of ethnographic filmmaking. Their films consider both the impenetrability of personal experience and the transcendent possibilities of a shared experience, mining a phenomenological cross-section of bodies in space and minds in motion that’s resistant to presumptive language.…

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