2007 – USA – 16mm couleur – sonore – 107 minutes
caméra : Bolex
son : Nagra
For his latest film on film, James Benning gives in to his passion for trains*.
43 planes, 43 trains. An empty frame, the train enters then it passes and leaves.
" That's all ? »
Innate beauty of locomotives and celluloid: a hypnotic journey to be listened to loudly.
“All my films are an attempt to ask, how liberated am I? Where do I come from? How am I progressing? »J.B.
We have already screened RR and many other films by this filmmaker born in 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But how have we progressed? And why not find new followers? Become a cow.
“These trains are objects operating at the junction of cinematic form and political economy." - Paul Sweezy
* Three decades after the cars of The United States of America (1975) which he co-directed with Bette Gordon (Variety), his companion at the time.