IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MICHIGAN THEATER FOUNDATION
All films in the screening series are FREE for AAFF members and Michigan Theater gold card members.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019
7:00 p.m. at the State Theatre
El Mar La Mar by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
“…fascinating experimental documentary…
immersive, sensorially complex…as
concerned with the possibilities of the
film medium as they are with this particular
subject…abstract cinema that packs a punch…”
—The New York Times
Emerging from the ethos of Harvard’s
Sensory Ethnography Lab, J.P. Sniadecki’s
attentive documentary approach mixes
perfectly with Joshua Bonnetta’s meditations
on the materiality of film.
El Mar La Mar is an abstract look at the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.–Mexico border. J.P. Sniadecki and Joshua Bonnetta combine oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of natural elements and belongings left behind by travelers. A sonically rich soundtrack adds to the eerie atmosphere.