North of South, West of East enhances narrative storytelling by wrapping the film around the entire room. Presented in a 20-seat theatre with swivel chairs, Meredith Danluck’s remarkable four-channel narrative feature deftly unspools a darkly humorous tale of small-town folks as they try to make sense of a posthope America. Shot on location in Detroit, Michigan, and Marfa, Texas, this unique film features fantastic performances by Ben Foster, Stella Schnabel, and Sue Galloway, and a soundtrack by Marfa local punk band Solid Waste. - S. F.
About the Director
Meredith Danluck is an artist and filmmaker working in New York and Los Angeles. She has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and Venice Biennale and has a major film installation coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD). She has also screened films at a number of festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Byron Bay International Film Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and Margaret Mead Film Festival.
Cast and Credits
Director: Meredith Danluck
Producer: Matt Shattuck
Cinematographer: Jake Burghart
Editor: Eileen Kennedy
Production Designer: James Maher
Produced By: Ballroom Marfa and Exvivo Productions
Principal Cast: Meredith Danluck, Ben Foster, Stella Schnabel, Sue Galloway, James Penfold, Solid Waste
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