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  • Dir. Jacquelyn Mills
  • Canada
  • 2022
  • 103 min.
  • NR
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop
Sat, Mar 25 at 6:15pm: Introduction from Jonathan Rattner, associate professor of cinema and media arts at Vanderbilt University | BUY TICKETS

An immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, a remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic, the film follows Zoe Lucas, a naturalist and environmentalist who has lived there for over 40 years collecting, cleaning and documenting marine litter that persistently washes up on the island’s shores. Shot on 16mm and created using eco-friendly filmmaking techniques, GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world filled with arresting images and made with an activist spirit.

"It turns an ecology lesson, and an account of a noble, steadfast, single-minded pursuit, into art." —Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

“A truly unique film… Filmmaker Jacquelyn Mills has constructed a work of art — a claim rarely made about a feature film shown at a documentary festival.” —Marc Glassman, POV Magazine

"The combination of a unique personality and a fascinating place makes for a beguiling and poetic film, which blurs the lines between science and art." ––Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

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