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ALFF Experimental: Black Hole Mama + Fausto

This screening took place on
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre Studio Theatre

Black Hole Mama, Dir. Heidi Piiroinen, 2018, Finland, 47 min A personal documentary that traces out details of a Helsinki neighbourhood facing a massive change. People miss their community and are afraid of losing it forever. At the same time, they reflect on life as a whole and their own purpose within. Gradually, their memories and stories are woven into a tapestry where the convivial everyday life intertwines with darker tones. In the end, one just needs to decide what to bring along and what to leave behind. Director Heidi Piiroinen in attendance. Screens with Fausto, Dir. Andrea Bussmann, 2018, Ontario, 70 min Shot on Mexico’s Oaxacan coast, Andrea Bussmann’s hybrid ethnography is a direct, rigorous, and largely theoretical adaptation of Goethe’s Faust that wholeheartedly adopts that text’s anti-empiricist ideals: it’s a portrait of a place and its inhabitants (deceased or otherwise) caught in limbo between what is and what was. In hushed narration, local myths commingle with the Faust narrative, while the images, shot digitally and transferred to 16mm, open onto a pre-colonial world where land and capital were not so synonymous. In Spanish, English, Arabic and French. This screening will include a Q&A following Black Hole Mama and short intermission.
  • Directed by Heidi Piiroinen, Andrea Bussman
  • 2018, Finland and Ontario
  • 117 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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