I woke with this marble head in my hands;
it exhausts my elbow and I don’t know where to put it down.
It was falling into the dream as I was coming out of the dream
so our life became one and it will be very difficult for it to separate again.
-Mythistorema, George Seferis
A naked body moves a stranger to empathy. PARTHENON is a slippery, dizzying provocation on art, control, and perception.
A recipient of the 2015 Oak Cliff Film Festival Filmmaker's Grant and made with the generous participation of the New York Academy of Art, the film dissects the male gaze that has perpetuated throughout history. Ultimately, it is a movie about the need to be seen.
Starring Lily Baldwin, Tallie Medel, and Thiago Martins.
-2017 Sarasota Film Festival (world premiere)
-2017 Maryland Film Festival
-2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival
-2017 Marfa Film Festival
-2017 Eastern Oregon Film Festival
-2017 Cucalorus Film Festival
-2018 Slamdance Film Festival
"One of the best films of 2017. A remarkable feat and deeply intimate, drawing us toward the subjects of his camera and his camera as subject, questioning the nature of how each sees and is seen by the other. A rich, elusive network of ideas and responses... that are shared between these subjects - it is a film that invites us into a tactile engagement with its many surfaces." -BFI critic Michael Ewins, Notes on Seeing
"Compelling and unique in its vision, furthered by a strong lead performance." -Emily Doe, shorts programmer, Sundance Film Festival