Dissolve (2011)

Colorful, surreal, and thought provoking, this experimental film takes the viewers on an emotionally driven journey through the twisting process of remembering. Through a mixture of animation and footage Dissolve deconstructs a family party from the 1980s and explores the nuances of the event until the validity of the memory falls apart. A powerful original score by award winning composer Jonathan Sokol enhances the uniqueness of this film. Experiential and intense, Dissolve challenges the viewers to question the validity of the party, the fluid nature of time, and even the truth of their own memories.

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Video by Julie Rooney, music by Jonathan Sokol. Digital video, animation, converted VHS tape, string quartet, 26:46. Performed by: Michelle Lie (violin), Maggie Hite (violin), Brendan Gillis (viola), and Max Frank (cello). Recorded in concert by J.T. Rooney.

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