The fourth screening in the series is confirmed for Feb 26: Frammartino's Le Quattro Volte (2010), with guest speaker Amy Sloper (Harvard Film Archive).
Le Quattro Volte is an idiosyncratic and amazing film by Michelangelo Frammartino. It is so full of surprises — nearly every shot contains a revelation, sneaky or overt, cosmic or mundane — that even to describe it is to risk giving something away” The New York Times.
Near an old Calabrian village, a near-silent elderly goatherd tends to his flock along with his mischievously intelligent dog. The story incorporates sections dedicated to a lost kid goat, a felled tree and a charcoal kiln in a simple tale that unfolds slowly, with ravishing beauty, but it also leaves the viewer with plenty to think about.
Amy Sloper is the Collections Archivist at the Harvard Film Archive, where she manages the preservation and access of the HFA's collection of unique film, video, and manuscript material. She also serves on the Board of the Center for Home Movies and is a founding member of the Community Archiving Workshop, a grassroots group whose model serves to save endangered a/v materials housed outside of institutional archives. She holds degrees in Film and Moving Image Archive Studies from the UW-Madison and UCLA.
This ﬁlm series, organized by the Religious Studies Department, explores how humans seek to move beyond the limits of ordinary experience – whether through spirituality and mysticism, technology or drugs, or immersion into community life, nature and meditation. For more information, check out the main event: