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California Company Town

DIR: Lee Anne Schmitt
2008 / United States / 76 min

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California Company Town, the much-anticipated essay film by Lee Anne Schmitt, casts a probing, clear-eyed gaze at the landscape of California towns abandoned by the industries that created them—onetime boom-towns now haunted by the twilight of the American promise. A versatile multidisciplinary artist whose practice extends from film and performance to photography and writing, Schmitt is a member of the faculty of CalArts’ graduate Film Directing Program. She creates evocative, deeply felt works that consider everyday elements of American life as cultural ritual, including a series of cinematic investigations of the intersections of landscape with personal memory (Las Vegas, 2000), with the history of the American Left (Awake and Sing, 2003), and with urban development (The Wash, 2005).

About

Director Lee Anne Schmitt
Screenplay Lee Anne Schmitt
Dir. of Photography Lee Anne Schmitt
Editing
Music
Sound
Duration 76 min
Year 2008
Country United States
Colour Colour
Tags America, industry, observational, poetic
Production California Company Town
California Company Town
Country:  United States
Web:  leeanneschmitt.com/
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Distribution California Company Town
California Company Town
Country:  United States
Web:  leeanneschmitt.com/
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Festivals

DocLisboa, Lisbon


Eau Claire ...

DocLisboa, Lisbon


Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival, Wisconsin


Antimatter Film Festival, British Columbia


Valdavia International Film Festival, Chile


Girl and a Gun Conference, Paris


Alternativa Film Festival, Barcelona


Doc's Kingdom, Serpa


Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver


International Documentary Film Festival of Marseilles, France


Rotterdam International Film Festival: The Netherlands


Athens International Film Festival, Athens, Ohio


Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Iowa City


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, North Carolina


SFS: Starting From Scratch, The Netherland


Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, Illinois


CPHDOX, Copenhagen


Punto de Vista, Pamplona


Yukon International/Available Light, Yukon Territory


BAFICI, Buenos Aires


Cinema du Reel, Paris


Ljubljana Film Festival, Slovenia


Bradford Film Festival, Bradford


Jeonju Film Festival, Jeonju


San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco


PDX FEST, Portland


Migrating Forms, New York


Munich International Film Festival, Munich


Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle


Chicago Filmmakers, Seattle


Ghent International Film Festival, Ghent


Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem


America’s Indie Finest at Unknown Pleasures, Berlin; Festival


Itinerrance, Paris

Awards

Full Frame Film Festival ...

Full Frame Film Festival: HBO Emerging Filmmaker Award; Honorable Mention


Cinema Du Reel: Special Mention Library Award


Winner Pierre and Yolande Perrault Grant



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