Posted on February 27, 2012 - Filed Under The Marina Experiment | 3 Comments
I write things and they might seem out of context for you, but for me they are always in context because my father’s mistreatment of me as a child will always be there affecting every relationship in my life in inappropriate ways. I hear from many others who watch my film that it brings up STUFF about their own families and childhood but they do not want to talk about it because they say they have dealt with it or something like that but I know the pain is there and will always be there its just that they do not have the courage to feel it. I now understand what people mean when they call me BRAVE. I never got that before.
“… 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
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS
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.
Marina at the Mill Valley Film Festival 2009© 2009 Marcia Hyman
Q&A with Mick Harvey at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2009© 2009 Wendy Joy Morrissey
FranceDoc Interview 2011 Paris
- Director Marina Lutz
© 2010 Eduardo Sosa Soria
SUPPORT THE ARTS
10 DECEMBER 2015
34 rue Daubenton
The Marina Experiment screens here as a double bill with La Corruzione (1963) directed by Mauro Bolognini.
The screening will be introduced by experimental filmmaker, Derek Woolfenden.
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
The Marina Experiment screens here as part of a short film program curated by filmmaker and festival jury member Sergio Oksman. Erarta is the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia.
Wisconsin Public Radio Interview Sept 9, 2012
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.
- Marina in Dreux, France
© 2011 Alain Bujak
MUSEUMS – GALLERIES – ART FAIRS
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
- Marina and director Eduardo Sosa Soria, Paris 2011
UNIVERSITY SCREENINGS & LECTURES
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