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Emerging Visions

Convento

Director: Jarred Alterman

North American Premiere |  Documentary Feature |  USA |  2010 |  HDCAM |  52 MIN

Synopsis

Dutch kinetic artist Christiaan Zwanikken resurrects the deceased local wildlife by reanimating the skeletal remains with servomotors and robotic engineering. He breeds these new species in a 400 yr. old monastery in a village in Portugal that has been restored from ruins, to become his family's home, an artists’ workshop and nature preserve. Filmed entirely in Portugal, Convento’s camera is almost perpetually in motion, tracking through the monastery and its landscape, transporting the audience into the daily lives of these extraordinary people. Each family member simultaneously nourishes the coexistence of art and nature, documented through a series of connected micro-narratives.

Credits

Director: Jarred Alterman

Producer: Jarred Alterman, Evan Meszaros

Cast: Christiaan Zwanikken, Geraldine Zwanikken, Louis Zwanikken

Cinematographer: Jarred Alterman

Editor: Jarred Alterman

Sound: Evan Meszaros

Music: Lawrence Dolan

Director Bio

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Jarred Alterman premiered his first film, Mott Music, a short documentary about a piano factory in The Bronx, at SXSW 2005. He is also an award winning cinematographer, who collaborates with the artist Charles Atlas and The Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He lives in New York City.

Contact

Distributor: Alterman Jarred

Distributor Email: jarredalterman@gmail.com


Print Source

Name: Alterman Jarred

Company: FlyAwayFilms NYC

Email: jarredalterman@gmail.com

Phone: 917 755-6341

Address: 27 Garrison Ave

City: Jersey City

State: NJ

Zip: 07306

Stills

Screening Time

Friday March 18

11:30AM

Venue

Alamo Lamar B

1120 South Lamar Blvd

Online

convento.tumblr.com

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