St. Francis Didn’t Run Numbers

Director: Chris O'Neill

The first in an on-going series of ‘found-footage’ film projects, Saint Francis Didn’t Run Numbers is a eulogy to personal interpretations of cinema with a fetishistic fascination with the imperfections of ageing celluloid. By re-filming a well-known classic of American cinema, compositions are magnified and fragmented to find film within film, favouring minor characters and empty, abstract spaces on the periphery of the frame. Maximilian Le Cain suggests that the film prompts us to ask “what are we missing on a perceptual level as we watch films?”

Notes by Experimental Film Club.

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