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Saturday, November 12 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Empty Quarter

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2011 | 71 min | United States
Filmmakers in Person | New York City Premiere

A series of tableaux in black and white, Empty Quarter is a 16mm portrait of Lake, Harney, and Malheur counties in southeast Oregon, a region that represents one-third of the state’s landmass yet holds less than two percent of its population. Portland filmmakers Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty alternate extended takes of the economy in motion—cows crowded in a stockyard, cowboys preparing for a rodeo, workers packing onions for transport—with local voices describing their histories, struggles, and pleasures. As the images and stories accumulate, the quiet beauty of the landscape and rich diversity of the communities belie the monotonous mechanisms that have come to dominate their daily lives.

Co-presented by Anthology Film Archives

Preceded by
The End of the World (Kres Swiata)

Mateusz Skalski

2010 | 9 min | Poland | U.S. Premiere

Only a handful of elders remain in a remote Polish village, where they fill the hours waiting for the bread truck to arrive.


Saturday November 12, 2011 8:00pm - 9:30pm
People Center Theater American Museum of Natural History