Light Leak

Nate Dorr | 2021 | 8 min 20 sec

(Possible strobe warning: gets mild-to-moderately flickery in a few scenes.)

Light is information, a signal more lasting than recollection. If there's anyone out there to receive the message.

Isolated in a sealed apartment, a lone observer regards an outside world outside become increasingly unreal or unreachable. Archaic illuminations, old slides and the pin-lights of the camera obscura, crawl across the walls. Connections fray. Time loses meaning. A science fictional essay film, or its inverse. A rumination on optics, memory, data, and endings.

Many thanks due to Maya Edelman, Dave Zackin, Zach Nader, and the Regional Plan Association.
WORLD PREMIERE at the Imagine Science Film Festival (October 16 - 27, 2021)
Southern U.S. Premiere in opening night program "Light Leak" at Cosmic Rays (March 31, 2022)
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE in "Our Shape Apparently" at Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (April 29, 2022)
Video installation in Frame & Frequency VIII (June 3 - August 7, 2022)
Scandanavian Premiere at TrĂ¥nas at the Fringe (July 2 - 9, 2022)
ASIAN PREMIERE: Cinema in Transgression, Signs of the Night, Bangkok (July 23, 2022)
Screening in the Wild Out Video Festival, Taiwan (September 2022)
French Premiere at Signes de Nuit, Paris (October 8, 2022)
Canadian Premiere in closing program "Light Leak" at Antimatter [media art] (October 30, 2022)
Screening in "The Artists" at DocNYC (November 11, 2022)
NYC in-person premiere at Pool Party 2022 at Microscope Gallery (November 13, 2022)
Italian Premiere and Night Award mention at Segni della notte (December 2, 2022)
Best Experimental Film at the Fargo Film Festival (March 23, 2023)
Screening at Moving-Image-Arts, "Reflection", Toronto (March 30, 2023)
Latin American Premiere at Esto Es Para Esto - Exhibidora de Cine, Mexico (March 30 - April 6)
Screening at Magmart, Salerno, Italy (April 2023)
Screening in the West Virginia Mountaineer Film Festival (April 14 -16, 2023)
Screening in the Wide Open Experimental Film Festival, Oklahoma City (April 23, 2023)

Preview in Rogue Illuminations with Ken Brown and Maya Edelman (August 2021)
Included in the Science New Wave event at Harvard University (March 26, 2022)
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