Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Amos Fortune

I attended the Ann Arbor Film Festival on Saturday, March 31st. I went with my girlfriend, however I did run into other people that I knew and that she knew as well. The screening we went to see was that of "As Above, So Below", which was preceded by "Amos Fortune Road". I was originally planning on attending an earlier show, but running late and the desire for food thought otherwise.
In the end, though, I was glad that we attended the 7PM show because I very much enjoyed it. The preceding "Amos Fortune Road" was created by Matthew Buckingham in 1996. It was a narrated film with "silent film" type title breaks. The film was about a teachers discovery of man's story in which his legacy was almost entirely made up.
The following, and main viewing, was that of "As Above, So Below" in which the artist,
Sarah J. Christman, made a documentary like film about her mothers journey to use her husbands ashes to make a diamond. Relating stories of alchemy and decomposition were inserted into the different stages of the movie.
I'm really glad that I ended up attending this viewing. I really enjoyed it. I very much enjoyed my experience in the city and at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and I will most definitely attend in the years to come.

P.S. I met a VERY eccentric man at a vintage basement resale shop on State Street that I highly recommend visiting :)