The Improbable Made Possible is a roaming screening series that showcases contemporary avant-garde cinema, exposing the traditions of direct observation and speculative fiction. Since 2011, this annual initiative has invited recognized pioneers and emerging practitioners to partake in curated programs at renowned venues. Through projection and participation, it advances alternative modes of moving images and challenges the pursuits of those in attendance. Previous destinations include Anthology Film Archives, Antimatter Film Festival, UnionDocs and Spectacle Theater.
A Displaced People marks the fifth appearance of this series. It begins with a familiar farewell. A shared, secreted commute then makes way for apalpable, parading façade. The presence and absence of maternal lineage leads to depth defying processions. Celebrity personas, on stage and off, are soon re-imagined in séance fictions of disillusioned selves. Customs that challenge complacency on an isolated yet integrated island prophesy the occurrence of a cataclysm. Memoirs are finally transformed by means of tormented home video tapes and the nervous illness that follows, inside and out.