Echo Park Film Center is pleased to bring Baltimore-based filmmaker and programmer Lorenzo Gattorna to screen his films and those of subsequent influence. The selections sway between Gattorna’s speculative surveys and haunting hybrids by his contemporaries. Seeming counterparts coalesce in polyvalent montage, i.e. analog and digital technologies, intuitive responses versus structuralist tendencies, singular and superimposed selves, parallel yet particular places as well as the direction of camera movement or even stasis thereof. Sharing a devotion to both estrangement and cognition, these artists attempt to elucidate each other by examining some postulated approximations of reality. They introduce a given set of changes - imaginary or inventive - into the common background of known facts, therefore creating an environment wherein the impressions of the viewers will reveal something about the inventions, the characters or both. Seeing is a kind of knowing fraught with seductive half-truths, misdirected fantasies and the consciousness that often a closer look only reveals greater distance.