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blue mantle

blue mantle

Rebecca Meyers

  • Country: USA.
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Rebecca Meyers
  • Runtime: 34
  • Programmes:

An ode to the sea, where beauty and death often meet.

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Films in Wavelengths 5: Blue Mantle


Mati Diop

Winner of International Film Festival Rotterdam's Best Short Film Award, Atlantiques is by Mati Diop, who recently starred in Claire Denis's 35 Rhums. Atlantiques recounts the oddysey of Senegalese friends who attempt a life-threatening boat crossing. Melancholic and mysterious, the film urgently and elegantly addresses the perils of illegal migration.


Eve Heller

A single roll of Super 8mm to capture the mystery in the everyday, blown up to 35mm.

753 McPherson St.

Kevin Jerome Everson

Life may not go on but careful work continues at this Mansfield Ohio address.

blue mantle

Rebecca Meyers

An ode to the sea, where beauty and death often meet.


T. Marie

The apocalyptic sublime of J. M. W. Turner’s 1840 masterpiece The Slave Ship, with its firery conflagration and strewn debris amid wild waters, is the source for T. Marie’s time-based pixel painting-film Slaveship.

Hell Roaring Creek

Lucien Castaing-Taylor

A quiet, ravishing pastoral to restore the senses. A shepherdess guides a parade of sheep across Montana's Hell Roaring Creek; a quotidian ritual that exists out of time.

screening times

    • Sunday September 12
    • 9:15:00 PM

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

Rebecca Meyers’s blue mantle is an ode to the sea rife with reference and influence, from Marcel Broodthaers to Courbet’s crashing waves. Intercutting between the mesmeric sea and various representations of the deep, Meyers crafts an ambitious treatise buoyed by the breadth of its cast.

director bio

Rebecca Meyers was born in New York and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Her films include how to sleep (winds) (00), night light and weeping (01), glow in the dark (january - june) (02), things we want to see (04) and lions and tigers and bears (06).

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