Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10/19/16 Brigid McCaffrey: Lay Down Tracks


Lay Down Tracks
2006, 61 min, 16mm
co-directed with Danielle Lombardi

Following five American travelers, this film journeys though the shifting surroundings of a retired carnival worker, young woman trucker, railroad executive, chimney sweep/surfer, and a nun/riverboat pilot. Each reflects on their work and the worlds they traverse, the fleeting and familiar elements of a life in motion, and the delicate contract between desire and necessity.

Brigid McCaffrey is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose work focuses on environments and people in states of flux and precarity. Her films have screened at international venues including BAFICI, Bradford International Film Festival, Cinema du Reel, DocLisboa, L’Alternativa, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Torino International Film Festival, Other Cinema in San Francisco and the Los Angeles Filmforum. Her film Castaic Lake was awarded Best Cinematography at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2011. Paradise Springs received the Marian McMahon Award at Images Festival in 2014, and was presented by Ballroom Marfa for the 2015 edition of Artists’ Film International. She was a featured artist at the 2016 Flaherty Seminar.


Also check out on Monday 10.17.2016
"An Evening with Brigid McCaffrey" at the Harvard Film Archives