The Arc of Oblivion

"The Arc of Oblivion" explores a quirk of humankind: in a universe that erases its tracks, we humans are hellbent on leaving a trace. Set against the backdrop of the filmmaker's quixotic quest to build an ark in a field in Maine, the film heads far afield - to salt mines in the Alps, fjords in the Arctic, and ancient libraries in the Sahara - to illuminate the strange world of archives, record-keeping, and memory.

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Credits

Director:

Ian Cheney

Executive Producer:

Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop, Robyn Metcalfe, Werner Herzog

Producer:

Meredith Desalazar, Manette Pottle, Rebecca Taylor

Cinematographer:

Ezra Wolfinger

Editor:

Ian Cheney

Music:

Colin Cheney

Contact

Distributor:

Sandbox Films
info@sandboxfilms.org

Public Film Contact:

Ian Cheney
Wicked Delicate Films
iancheney@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Ian Cheney
iancheney@gmail.com
3478044732

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English, French with English Subtitles

Runtime:

105 mins