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Last Things

Date and Time
Monday, January 29 2024
7:00pm
doors at 6:30
Tickets
$10 General
$7 for SPACE members
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A film by Deborah Stratman
2023 / 50 min
.
Screened with It Will Die Out In The Mind (2006, 4 min.) and Laika (2001, 5 min.)

Last Things looks at evolution and extinction from the perspective of the rocks and minerals that came before humanity and will outlast us. With scientists and thinkers like Lynn Margulis and Marcia Bjørnerud as guides and quoting from the proto-Sci-fi texts of J.H. Rosny, Deborah Stratman offers a stunning array of images, from microscopic forms to vast landscapes, and seeks a picture of evolution without humans at the center.

Reviews

“An entrancing blend of hard science and ephemeral existentialism.”
-Michael Fox, KQED

“Stratman’s haunting, iridescent work of science-nonfiction actively decenters the human perspective, narrating the history and the speculative future of the universe with rocks as its protagonists.”
-Devika Girish, Film Comment

“Astounding.”
-Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope

Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – New York Film Festival
Official Selection – Berlin International Film Festival

🕯️ The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️