Balagan Films, Boston’s long-running (fourteen years!) film series championing underground (or avant-garde, or non-narrative, or insert-whatever-you-like-here, within reason) cinema, resurfaces tonight in Post Office Square for SHADOWPLAY, an open-air screening of about seventy-five minutes worth of experimental film divided by eleven filmmakers, some Bostonian, others merely American, and others still identified only as “Canadian.” While covering a great deal of ground with respect to form, technique and theme, tonight’s films have been selected with the time and place in which they’ll be exhibited very much in mind: the out of doors, as the sun sets and the moon rises, and various borders and boundaries blur and dissolve. These are films programmed for twilight. Elusiveness comes with the territory, so bring your best, dream-readiest self, and while you’re at it, consider bringing some cash as well: although free of charge, tonight’s event also serves as a fundraiser for Balagan. If you can help them even a little to keep up the good work, please do.
7/31 // 8:30PM
Norman B. Leventhal Park
Post Office Square
Image above from MOUNTAIN LYING DOWN (2012) by Lorenzo Gattorna