Disintegration Loops

Disintegration Loops

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 looms near, William Basinski contemplates the enduring legacy of "The Disintegration Loops" (his elegy to the 2001 Attacks), while quarantined in the midst of COVID-19. All of the interviews are shot on Zoom, interspersed with dramatically eerie shots of an almost empty NYC at the outset of the pandemic, and loaded with amazing archival footage of William growing up and becoming the true visionary he was always meant to be.

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David Wexler


Director: David Wexler
Executive Producer: Missi Callazzo
Producer: David Wexler, Bradford Coleman
Screenwriter: David Wexler
Cinematographer: Ryan Mitchel
Editor: Bradford Coleman
Sound Designer: Jay Pellizzi
Music: William Basinski, Preston Wendel
Principal Cast: William Basinski


Public Film Contact
David Wexler
Cinema 59 Productions
Publicity Contact
Kara MacLean
(310) 254-4934
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2021
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: LGBTQ, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 45 mins