GIRL IS PRESENCE

Lynne Sachs & Anne Lesley Selcer • U.S. • 2020 • 4 min.

Lynne Sachs & Anne Lesley
U.S. • 2020 • 4 min.

SYNOPSIS

A rhythmic visual poem tinged by gender and violence. Against the uncertain and anxious pandemic atmosphere, inside domestic space, a ‘girl’ arranges and rearranges a collection of small and mysterious things. As the words build in tension, the scene becomes occult, ritualistic, and alchemical.

Girl is Presence was made in response to Anne Lesley Selcer’s poem “Sun Cycle” and originally commissioned by Small Press Traffic.

AWARDS

Third Place Jury Award
Black Maria Film Festival

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

Crossroads Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque. U.S. (2020)
Film and Video Symposium, LA. U.S. (2020)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen / Int. Online Competition. Germany (2021)
Experiments in Cinema International Film Festival. U.S. (2021)
National Gallery of Art, Washington. U.S. (2021)
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival. Russia (2021)
Dobra International Experimental Film Festival. Brazil (2021)

TRAILER

CREW

DIRECTORS
Lynne Sachs and Anne Lesley Selcer

PRODUCERS
Lynne Sachs and Anne Lesley Selcer

VOICE
Anne Lesley Selcer

WRITER
Anne Lesley Selcer

PERFORMER
Noa Street-Sachs

SOUND
Yvan Kawecki
Sam Rezendes

EDITING
Rebecca Shapass