LEWIS KLAHR • 14m
STATION DRAMA is a silent, black-and-white Super-8 film from RIGHT HAND SHADE, the fourth and final section of the twelve film series TALES OF THE FORGOTTEN FUTURE. This section explores via collage cutouts, thematics related to the genres of the bio-pic, home movies and the actuality film. It stars dancer/choreographer Paula Clements Sager as a fictional early-20th century aviatrix that was inspired by "West with the Night," the autobiography of real life early aviation hero Beryl Markham. Combining cutouts with live action superimpositions of old media (a metal record, a radio dial and a nickelodeon), the story follows the fabled life of the pilot from childhood to circus and WWI fame that brings on a personal crisis.
"This film is one of my personal favorites of all my work but also is, unfortunately, one of the least known and seen." - Lewis Klahr
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