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Watch Above the Arroyo: A Dream of the Stairs of Los Angeles

"Above the Arroyo: A Dream of the Stairs of Los Angeles" drifts backwards down the hidden staircases of Los Angeles in a hypnotic and hallucinatory meditative adventure. The encroachment of nature upon the city's built surfaces, the artistry employed in construction, the mysterious essence of staircases, the visceral passage of time, and the distinctive beauty of Los Angeles are all visual themes explored explored over the course of this 82-minute tone poem. Shot over the course of several months, filmmaker Russell Brown scouted more than 70 staircases, ultimately choosing 28 for their unique individual personalities and aesthetic qualities. Each staircase was then documented at a chosen time of day to showcase specific shadows and colors. He then employed a combination of horizontal and vertical stabilizing devices, as well as stabilizing filters, to create the drifting effect. Composer Tim Rutili is a musician, filmmaker and visual artist and is founder and principle songwriter for Califone and Red Red Meat. He has composed and collaborated on music for many feature films and documentaries and contributed to albums by Loftus, Boxhead Ensemble, Ugly Casanova, Joan of Arc, Brian Reitzell, Modest Mouse, Sage Francis and Fruit Bats among many others. At select screenings, he will improvise and reinvent his score while playing live to accompany the film.

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Genres Documentary
Director Russell Brown
Country USA
Runtime 1 h 22 min
Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K

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