Archive of films What Happens to the Mountain / What Happens to the Mountain

USA
2016, 12 min

Section: Imagina

A lone driver on a long journey to the unknown travels through the American landscape as night is falling. But with the approaching monolith of Devils Tower, his perception of the passing horizon warps into an almost hallucinogenic vision of the afterlife called forth by the mysterious spirit of the mountain. The film pays tribute to a sacred landscape while constructing a meditation on one’s own death.


Synopsis

A lone driver on a long journey to the unknown travels through the American landscape as night is falling. With the approaching monolith of Devils Tower, however, his perception of the passing horizon changes. The film begins to warp into an almost hallucinogenic vision of the afterlife called forth by the mysterious spirit of the mountain. What Happens to the Mountain is an engaging tribute to a sacred landscape, but also a meditation on experiencing one’s own death, with esthetics inspired by literature, late night radio, and ancient legends.

Hubert Poul

About the director

Christin Turner (b. 1985, North Carolina, USA) is a filmmaker living and working in Colorado where she is also finishing her MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work is marked by an effort to find transcendence through the medium of film. Her abstract movies and music videos have toured with musicians around the world, and were included under the title Distract Abject Objekt in MoMA’s Abstract Currents (2013). At present her feature Limbo in Paradise is in the works.

Contacts

Christin Turner
1834 Grove St. Boulder, 80302, CO
United States of America
Tel: +1 951 265 3650
E-mail: turner.christin@gmail.com

About the film

COLOR, DCP

Section: Imagina
   
Director: Christin Turner
Screenplay: Caleb Addison, Christin Turner
Dir. of Photography: Christin Turner
Music: Christin Turner
Editor: Christin Turner
Art Director: Christin Turner
Producer: Christin Turner
Cast: Caleb Addison
Contact: Christin Turner
   
www: http://www.christinturner.com/What-Happens-to-the-Mountain
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