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Film/Video

out of the blue

2021  |  iPhone 5, Kindle, Sony, plus archives  |  color & b/w  |  90:00 min
Holly Fisher
Holly Fisher
Holly Fisher
Lois V Vierk - "Words Fail Me" - Part I & Part II plus on-screen program notes, recording courtesy of New World Records (www.newworldrecords.org)
Joanna, Noll, Marilyn, Kimiko, Jeanne, colonel Tibbits

…evidence indeed that “everything is cinema”.  At least in the right hands!

– John Gianvito

It’s very intricate and interwoven and full of good things and quite perfect, if you want my humble opinion.

– Pip Chodorov

synopsis

OUT OF THE BLUE is a characteristically thought-provoking and contemplative work constructed from seemingly disparate elements: imagery recorded from the window of a plane during her trans-Atlantic travels, diary-like footage (including haunting images of the twin beams of light that illuminate the night sky in NYC each year to mark the anniversary of 9/11), onscreen texts, and found imagery and sound. The result is a highly personal, open-ended meditation on the passage of time, historical trauma, and liminal physical and emotional spaces that embodies Fisher’s radically multilayered approach: juxtaposing multiple layers of visual and aural materials, she not only creates a rich visual experience but also brings into play a dizzying and cross-pollinating array of ideas.   Jed Rapfogel,  Anthology Film Archives curator

notes

Archival materials including film clip from First Name Carmen, dir Jean-Luc Godard; others…
 

press/reflections

At long last, the proper clearing of space emerges for me to view OUT OF THE BLUE…and Wow!  I find this a major work of yours, and evidence indeed that “everything is cinema”.  At least in the right hands!  The drifting between the abstract and the concrete, the word and the image, music and silence, the grand events/tragedies of history and the quotidian, the sense that traveling brings of being ‘in between”.  Congratulations on bringing such a free work to fruition, even if we are definitely not ‘out of the blues’ yet…
 

–John Gianvito, Email letter to HF (June 2020)

 

It’s very intricate and interwoven and full of good things and quite perfect, if you want my humble opinion.

–Pip Chodorov: filmmaker and founder/director of Re:Voir, Paris, France