Hank Linhart, 2018, 59m 52 sec
Thursday, May 3rd, 7:00 pm
The video, “Blissville …An Investigation”, is about a remote corner of Queens, NY within the shadows of midtown Manhattan and yet isolated from the rest of the city.
Embracing low budget Hi 8 video to conduct informal street interviews and investigate the origin of the name of Blissville, and the character(s) of the town, the video takes the experimental form of a docu/poem. Not in the traditional sense with words but as a lyrical visual odyssey.
The video is not so much a mourning of things past, nor a nostalgia, although both these elements are present. It is more about the quest for, and resilience of community.