MoNA presents the world premiere of a film by Robinson Devor and Charles Mudede. Working once again outside the traditional narrative structure, Devor and Mudede have created a unique film installation that follows a mentally exhausted airline pilot wandering through a massive public park. The project was filmed entirely in Seattle's Olmstead-designed park system.
The installation begins with a 12 minute film showing a pilot's legal and psychological interviews, his internment in a downtown hotel room under arline supervision, and his subsequent escape from a hotel into the park across the street.
The main part of the installation consists of a narrative film viewed in sections, as the Museum is transformed into various sections of the park. Visitors will experience the pilot's two day journey on multiple screens.
Robinson Devor and Charles Mudede's feature films Zoo and Police Beat have appeared at Sundance and the Cannes Film Festival. Critics have called their work "masterful" (New York Times), "beautiful and beguiling" (Village Voice), "breathtakingly original" and "compelling and haunting" (San Francisco Chronicle). Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
North American marks the reuniting of the film makers with core collaborators, Sean Kirby (cinematography) and Matt Levinthal (film editor and technical director for North American).
Join us on Saturday, January 11, 1 - 3 pm when Devor and Mudede will give a visual presentation introducing their film.