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“… eighteen extraordinary and exciting minutes. Rarely has found footage revealed so many intimate issues.” - Thierry Méranger, Cahiers Du Cinéma
“The Marina Experiment raises many complex issues, not least the sensitivity and controversy of using children in art. It is a brilliant piece of filmmaking from somebody who had absolutely no knowledge of how to do it: ‘I did it instinctively,’ Lutz says.” - Louise Carpenter, Observer Magazine, Guardian.co.uk
“… disturbing echoes of “Capturing the Friedman’s” and Michael Powell’s “Peeping Tom.” - Glenn Lovell, Film Critic/Author cinemadope.com
“… a chilling document of psychological abuse and fractured survival.” - John Ginn, daVinci Film Festival
“... brilliantly intense and the message is penetrating.”
Carol Mandel, Dean of the NYU Libraries
“Powerful in it's simplicity.” - James Vincent Colbert, Screenwriter
“Your film is astonishing. I love it, really sad, witty and poignant. Has moments where I felt like I was being indoctrinated.”
- Jane Pollard, iainandjane.com
“… controversial and overwhelmingly powerful ... it brought tears to my eyes.” - Paul Hawkins & Dug Degnin
“… eerie and infinitely fascinating … intelligent and absolutely unique…” - Mads Mikkelsen, CPH:DOX
Combine a screening with a guest lecture and Q&A with director Marina Lutz.
THE MARINA EXPERIMENT has successfully screened in universities, high schools, art galleries, museums and art fairs around the world.
SELECTED SCREENINGS where Marina has done Q&A's:
• NYU Center for Neural Science, presented to the students of Joseph LeDoux, whose work has focused on the study of the neural basis of emotions, especially fear and anxiety. The group presented to was taking a class called “Emotion, Memory, and the Brain."
• THE SORBONNE (Paris), where it was highlighted in a Film Analysis class and also featured for a course on The Psychology of Perversion.
• BRYN MAWR for a course titled "Identification in the Cinema," focused on the ways that the self is defined in and through images.
• CINEMA APOLLO a theatrical screening in Chateauroux, France, where the audience consisted of retired Vietnam Veterans who related to the film because of their personal experiences with post traumatic stress disorder.
Comments or questions are welcome.
36th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
31 January to 8 FEBRUARY 2014
The Marina Experiment screens here as part of their 2014 Retrospective of American Short Films of the Twenty First Century. This will be the third time the film has been invited to this festival. The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the largest and most prestigious short film festival in the world.
Above is a link to my recent interview for Wisconsin Public Radio's nationally-syndicated, Peabody Award-winning program, “To The Best of Our Knowledge." The theme of this particular show is "Privacy." Producer Doug Gordon created an astonishingly moving nine minute expose.
The NOMAD Project October 23, 2010
The NOMAD Project films screened at the Access & PARADOX Open Art Fair.
L'Espace des Blancs Manteaux
48, rue Vieille du Temple
Access & PARADOX is a collaborative project whose aim is to transcend the art fair, turning it into an exchange space for galleries and institutions to offer outstanding and artistically audacious projects during this contemporary art week.
SOUVENIRS FROM EARTH October 23, 2010
The cable TV station Souvenirs From Earth, currently available in France and Germany, broadcast The Marina Experiment at the same time it screened live in Paris. Souvenirs from Earth is the first TV station broadcasting a 24/7 program of Film and Video art, transforming flat screens into art terminals, giving access to the avant-garde of visual cultures.
DEATH BE KIND June 29 2010 to July 30 2011
a twelve month curatorial project called “The Memorial” reproduced text and images from the film in a magazine devoted to objects inherited from the dead.
WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ART March 9, 2010
London, UNITED KINGDOM
TABAKALERA Int'l Contemporary Culture Centre
Feb 23 to 27, 2010
San Sebastian, SPAIN
Thailand’s leading film critic and writer, Sonthaya Subyen, screened the film as part of the Best of the 2009 Sydney Underground Film Festival.
Screening and discussion with high school film students.
Screening and lecture for a course entitled "Identification in the Cinema" about the ways that the self is defined in and through images.
Screening and discussion at The Center for Neural Science for a course called “Emotion, Memory, and the Brain.” The students research is aimed at understanding the biological mechanisms of emotional memory and how the brain learns and stores information about danger.
© 2010 Leila Morrissey
Film Analysis, “Études cinématographiques et audiovisuelles.”
WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ART
Document 7 Human Rights Film Festival Retrospective