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Utopia Film Festival-Urban/Rural Landscapes program 6

Listed below is this year’s Urban/Rural landscapes program for the Utopia Film Festival.

The event is on October 21 from 2pm-4pm in the Greenbelt Municipal Building, which is located at 25 Crescent Road in the center of Historic Greenbelt, Md

The whole festival is going be really worth your time-I am grateful and fortunate to have the opportunity to screen these films! More links soon!


2-4 pm
Experimental film program “Urban/Rural Landscapes 6” (approx. 90 min.) curated by filmmaker Chris Lynn FREE

1. “The Luminous Passage” by Ryan Marino-A meditation on the passage of time and light, an evocation of the season of autumn. This film was shot during consecutive autumns in New York, Maine and New Hampshire
2.”Hudson River Landscapes” by Patrick Tarrant-Recorded from a 24th floor window on Broadway, Hudson River Landscapes maps the elevated terrain of Manhattan’s Upper West Side where laborers and layabouts, while displaced from the city beneath them, and framed by the river behind them , function like secret agents in an unscripted spy drama.
3. “Broad Channel” by Sarah J. Christman. Over the course of four seasons, the nuances of everyday activity are examined along one narrow stretch of public shoreline in New York City’s Jamaica Bay. Moments of recurrence and change cycle through an ecosystem rooted in migration.
4. “Morning Fisherman” by Chris H Lynn. A piece from the Reconstructing Scenic views from Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting series. Shot at Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing, China.
5. “De Luce 1: Vegetare” by Janis Crystal Lipzin. The colors and light of a garden are transformed by Janis Crystal Lipzin’s alchemical experiments with the film material and photochemical processes.
6. “Watercolors” by Ann Deborah Levy-Colors, Patterns, and images, reflected on the surface of a pond mirror changes in seasons and weather over the course of a year to create this “painting in motion”.
7. “Underfoot and Overstory” by Jason Livingston. Local environmentalists,the Friends of Hickory Hill Park, work to protect nearly 200 acres of unique urban parkland in Iowa City, Iowa. The organization’s mission statement must be produced. The inaugural Hickory Hill Park calendar must be completed. Nature images run parallel, collide or drift beside the demands of group writing, open space and the park’s changing boundary.

china still 43-Morning Fisherman