American Dreams #3 : Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness

Director: Moira Tierney

Based in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2001, Moira Tierney caught the aftermath of September 11th on 16mm film and subsequently set it to the poem ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley and the music of Charlemagne Palestine. For much of the film we see only sky and smoke, and occasionally revealed architectural structures. This sense of dislocation is emphasised by alternating between colour and black and white film stocks.

Notes by Experimental Film Club.

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