"SXSW Presents" CONVENTO
Brooklyn, United States
NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!
*** Filmmaker JARRED ALTERMAN in person
on Friday 3/9 + Saturday 3/10 ***
"[PICK OF THE WEEK!] A lovely reminder of the things that really matter."
- Michael Tully, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"Wildly captivating! Strangely beautiful."
- Noah Lee, FILM THREAT
"[Top 10 documentaries of 2011.] CONVENTO is a real life fantasy film that's unlike any documentary I've seen this year."
- Jay Cheel, THE DOCUMENTARY BLOG
WATCH THE TRAILER:
The SXSW Film Festival* and Factory 25 present CONVENTO, the phantasmagoric fave of SXSW, Edinburgh, and Rooftop Films that IFC News called "an unorthodox doc about an unorthodox family of artists." Presented in a 68-minute extended cut featuring supplemental vignettes, Jarred Alterman's directorial debut makes its NYC theatrical premiere with a week-long run, March 9 - 15.
Prima ballerina Geraldine, photographer Kees, and their two boys Christiaan and Louis left Holland in 1980 to take up residence at the Convento São Francisco de Mértola. Strategically situated at the convergence of two rivers in southeastern Portugal, this vacant monastery was left decaying for centuries until the Zwanikken family transformed it with their eccentric and earthy endeavors.
In the airy studio converted from the estate's chapel, Christiaan builds kinetic sculptures from discarded electronics and the skulls and bones of deceased wildlife. Combining the family's home movies with his own observant photography, Alterman artfully casts these fantastical creatures as supporting characters as they literally move across the landscape, animating the ancient grounds.
68 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated. A Factory 25 release.
FRIDAY, March 9 (7pm, 10pm) * SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON *
SATURDAY, March 10 (10pm) * SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON *
MONDAY, March 12 (7pm)
TUESDAY, March 13 (7pm)
WEDNESDAY, March 14 (7pm)
THURSDAY, March 15 (7pm, 10pm)
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