James Benning’s RR at Anthology Film Archives “Infrastructure on Film” Series March 16

James Benning's  RR  (2007)

James Benning's RR (2007)

“For two years, Benning assembled footage of trains throughout the U.S., depicting their movement through the frame of a static camera in a variety of surroundings. From start to finish, we see the steel monsters in their entirety, passing from idyllic and pristine landscapes to more populated and disfigured spaces, and finally through to the ends of the continent. The diversity of these locations corresponds in turn to a catalog of different forms of trains, speeds and shot lengths: ranging from very short to extremely long, the freight trains make their way by turns slowly or at great speeds, at times in the foreground or vanishing into the backdrop, through the changing scenery.”

– Christian Höller, , EDITION FILMMUSEUM

March 16, 6:15PM Info and Tickets Links

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