Tip of my Tongue – 2017

Show Title: Tip of my Tongue
Competition Feature
Thursday, April 6, 3:00 PM

Tip of my Tongue
Director: Lynne Sachs
80 min

Twelve New Yorkers born in the early 1960s across several continents “visit” every year of their lives in a brash, self-reflexive experiment about what it’s meant to live in America over the last half century. Director and participant Lynne Sachs, who wrote her own series of 50 poems for every year of her life, guides her collaborators across the landscape of their memories. She gives each person the same historical timeline as a catalyst for an exploration of the relationship between their personal lives and the times in which they have lived. Initially strangers with nothing in common but their age, the group works together writing, performing and filming.

Pepsi Cola Water?
Director: Tom Bogaert
9 min

“Pepsi, cola, water?” is a short experimental documentary about Sun Ra’s legendary visit to Egypt in 1971. Jazz pioneer and philosopher Sun Ra had a deep fascination with outer space and ancient Egypt. Computer animation, archival footage, and music from Sun Ra are interwoven to create a recreation/celebration of his legendary visit to Egypt in 1971. The result is a film as far out as Sun Ra himself.