On an Unknown Beach

On an Unknown Beach

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On an Unknown Beach

Three distinct ‘explorers’ – a marine scientist, an improvised sound artist and an underground poet – form the nexus of this visually arresting documentary from New Zealand filmmakers Adam Luxton and Summer Agnew.

"Longtime collaborators Adam Luxton and Summer Agnew, creators of the singular Minginui, return to their experimental roots with this ‘speculative documentary’ on landscapes of ruin, and the three explorers who dive deep into the abyss.

"Aboard the state-of-the-art research vessel Tangaroa, coral scientist Di Tracey surveys the Chatham Rise seabed to document the impact of deep ocean trawl fishing. Wandering through Christchurch’s eerie post-quake CBD, Bruce Russell, a sound artist and founding member of seminal noise band The Dead C, philosophises on urbanisation and regeneration through improvised soundscapes and his own highly evolved thought patterns. And navigating a fraught interior landscape, poet and actor David Hornblow uses Regression Hypnotherapy to traverse his past experiences with addiction." (NZ International Film Festival)

2016Rating: Exempt90 minsNew Zealand
Documentary
Director:
Adam LuxtonSummer Luxton ('Minginui')
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Similar to a degree to Godard’s 1968 film One Plus One aka Sympathy for the Devil in that, instead of a distinct storyline, there are multiple threads that are linked thematically although not narratively connected. The theme here is one of exploration and discovery. Rather than Godard’s Rolling Stones, black revolutionaries and porn store shop assistants we have Bruce Russell of the noise band Dead C. recording an album, the poet David Hornblow going through experimental hypnotherapy and oceanographer Di Tracey exploring the damage wrought to New Zealand's sea beds from fishing trawlers.

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Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Similar to a degree to Godard’s 1968 film One Plus One aka Sympathy for the Devil in that, instead of a distinct storyline, there are multiple threads that are linked thematically although not narratively connected. The theme here is one of exploration and discovery. Rather than Godard’s Rolling Stones, black revolutionaries and porn store shop assistants we have Bruce Russell of the noise band Dead C. recording an album, the poet David Hornblow going through experimental hypnotherapy and oceanographer Di Tracey exploring the damage wrought to New Zealand's sea beds from fishing trawlers.

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