Emma Penaz Eisner, 2014, 2 min
Open Night Program starts: 7:30pm
In The Long Night, eleven-year-old director Emma Penaz Eisner brings vitality to lyrical lines about communication. Eisner utilizes a myriad of media in creating this stop-motion animation, including paintings, charcoal drawings, and photography. Each shot portrays the words and textures of the poem, which are simultaneously recited by an array of voices. With images reminiscent of the films of William Kentridge and Andy Warhol’s oxidation paintings, The Long Night is a work of densely packed, intricately unfolding audiovisual experimentation and an expression of cinema’s endless possibility.