Three new short films from the great Bill Morrison.
Inspired by the discovery of a decaying print of DW Griffith’s The Unchanging Sea (1910) in the nitrate vaults of the Library of Congress. Taking this ancient title as its point of departure, a new narrative was re-assembled from a variety of similarly ancient films about going off to, and returning from, the Sea.
Using the discarded, deteriorating remnants from seven silent film titles, filmmaker Bill Morrison braids a story of intertwining love triangles that pivots between the accounts of two women.
Morrison used material from the Electricity Council archive at the Museum of Science and Industry to create a visual journey that explores the production and distribution of electricity and its profound impact on our daily lives. With an original score created by his frequent collaborator, the guitarist and composer Bill Frisell.