Light is Calling
Light is Calling (2004)
Dir. Bill Morrison
My attention was just brought to this stunning short film this morning by none other than the AV Club, and it is quite a treat. It is a collage film of sorts, wherein Bill Morrison re-appropriates a forgotten silent civil-war melodrama “The Bells” and projects it back in its current state of decay. This film is almost unbearably melancholy, and produces countless gorgeous, thought-provoking images in its scant 8 minute duration, augmented by a beautiful score by Michael Gordon, a renowed post-minimalist composer. I cannot recommend it enough.
Bonus points: Spend your day with this film running side by side with William Basinski’s “The Disintegration Loops.”