Friday, February 12, 2010

The Idea of North/Rebecca Baron

In the guise of chronicling the final moments of three polar explorers marooned on an ice floe a century ago, Baron's film investigates the limitations of images and other forms of record as a means of knowing the past and the paradoxical interplay of film time, historical time, real time and the fixed moment of the photograph.--New York Film Festival, 1997, "Views from the Avant-Garde" program notes$misc?clips/