You might think the world of experimental film is actually filled with experiments. But the genre's series of tropes are often beaten to death by one generation after another. Stan Brakhage's hand-painted films, Bruce Conner's found footage remixes and Kenneth Anger's surrealist narratives have influenced generations of filmmakers, some of whom have taken those styles to new heights. But more often than not, the work of those great filmmakers is endlessly recycled.
Jodie Mack's Dusty Stacks of Mom Abstract animator Jodie Mack explores a collapsing economy's impact on her mother in her animated, rock-opera documentary, Dusty Stacks of Mom.
But Jodie Mack, who will show her work in Boulder tonight, is an exception to that rule.
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