Screening of Burial: Experimental Art Documentary About the Power & Danger of Nuclear Energy
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: $14
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Part of Baltic Film Festival New York.
A python slithers and curls over the abandoned control room of “Chernobyl’s Big Sister” – the decommissioned Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania – interpreting the plant’s radioactive core as an unleashed monster, one that will slither through time for millions of years. From Etruscan ruins and sunken cities to the most modern of underground repositories, Lithuanian artist and director Emilija Škarnulytė examines different ways in which humanity has attempted to bury the immortal. Burial is a gentle and hypnotic meditation on nuclear waste that examines burial traditions, and material and ritual heredity as it traces fresh and old scars that have been left on our geographical and cultural landscapes. The visually striking experimental documentary was previously screened at Visions du Réel, Hot Docs, and Camden film festivals. Screening followed by a conversation with artist and filmmaker Emilija Škarnulytė & Sophie Cavoulacos, Associate Curator, Department of Film at MoMA.Buy tickets/get more info now