Film screening: Flood Tide with filmmaker Todd Chandler in attendance
Aurora Picture Show hosts a screening and performance by filmmaker and musician Todd Chandler. With subtle themes of creative reuse in an industrial society, the program includes live music and short films by Chandler, as well as the Houston premiere of his first experimental feature film Flood Tide.
Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Flood Tide is a road trip movie on the water inspired by the junk raft art of Brooklyn-based artist Swoon set to the folk music of Chandler's own band, Dark Dark Dark. A collection of short films, accompanied by a live score by Chandler, will kick off the evening and will be followed by the 70-minute feature.
The film tells the story of a group of artists and musicians living, working and making art and music in a small, post-industrial town. When their friend dies, they set out on an extraordinary voyage, unknowingly accompanied by her ghostly presence. Creating extraordinary boats out of ordinary junk the film follows their journey to the open water as a quiet narrative unfolds through fragments of memories, songs, letters and diary entries.