Saturday, December 1, 2012
|6:30 p.m.||Hotel Room: Tricks and Black-Out|
David Lynch (U.S., 1993)
Two episodes from this unusual David Lynch series, made for HBO soon after Twin Peaks went off the air, reveal Gifford’s wit emerging necessarily from darkness. Set in 1969, “Tricks” is the story of two men, Mo (Harry Dean Stanton) and Lou (Freddie Jones), and a hooker (Glenne Headly) who is passed from one to the other as Mo and Lou's identities overlap and switch. In “Black-Out,” a 1930s Tulsa couple, Danny and Diane (Crispin Glover and Alicia Witt), are in the stranglehold of a personal tragedy. Unable to live with the death of her son, Diane seeks refuge in low-level deliria.
• Written by Barry Gifford. Photographed by Peter Deming. With Crispin Glover, Harry Dean Stanton, Alicia Witt, Glenne Headly. (60 mins, Color, Video, From Asymmetrical Productions)
Ball Lightning (Amy Glazer, 2003). Two women converge at a gas station only to discover a common relationship: a life-changing coincidence in the age of fossil fuels. (26 mins, Color, Mini-DV, From the artist)
Total running time: 86 mins