As an adjunct to Master Class: Editing with Karen Pearlman, SLIFF offers a free program of films from the Physical TV Company that were edited, and sometimes directed, by Pearlman.
After the Facts (Karen Pearlman, Australia, 2018, 5 min.)
In the early years of cinema, editors were usually women. This short documentary looks at how they wielded power — and how their work was made invisible.
“… the dancer from the dance” (Karen Pearlman, Australia, 2013, 28 min.)
Where does dance come from? What is it for? Where does it go when it leaves a dancer's body? “… the dancer from the dance” is a documentary that reveals the compelling stories and philosophies of culturally diverse, creative, and poetic dancers of all ages.
Digital Afterlives (Richard James Allen, Australia, 2018, 5 min.)
A man in white-winged angel shoes awakes in infinite black to the strains of Liszt’s “Dance of the Dead.”
Plastic (Samuel Lucas Allen, Australia, 2018, 4 min.)
“Plastic” is a real and surreal story of love, loss, and renewal, counterpointed by the minimalist electronic music of Micra. The work is a collision of emotionally rich psychological drama and cerebral construction — think “Before Sunrise” meets “Inception.”
Woman with an Editing Bench (Karen Pearlman, Australia, 2016, 15 min.)
Inspired by the woman who edited Dziga Vertov’s “Man with a Movie Camera” (1929), “Woman with an Editing Bench” reveals the personal impact of Stalin’s censorship of cinema on a woman navigating politics, bureaucracy, and the impetuous outbursts of collaborators to create something beautiful despite the odds.