Stratman's epic film O'er the Land channels the dark side of the American psyche, presenting a savagely poetic meditation on the contemporary culture of violence and patriotism by looking at gun culture, war reenactments, and border conflicts. Including the story of Lt. Col. William Rankin, a Marine Corps pilot who survived being trapped in the updrafts of a thunderstorm for 45 minutes following an emergency ejection at 48,000 feet, O'er the Land describes a stark world of warriors and survivors. Also screening are Stratman's Paranormal Trilogy (How Among the Frozen Words, It Will Die Out in the Mind, and The Magician's House) and Palimpsest. (Steve Polta)
Deborah Stratman: O'er the Land
Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Deborah Stratman, filmmaker
Image: Deborah Stratman, O'er the Land (2008), still; image courtesy of the artist
Copresented with San Francisco Cinematheque.