Experimental Film Prize, 2012 Athens International Film Festival
A slow-burning prairie grotesque.
On the grounds of a rural sanitarium, three young women search for wellness, as a cult leader seeks to control their bodies through labor and daily rituals.
16mm film to HD, 2011, 52 mins.
Written/Directed/Edited by Melika Bass
UBS 12x12 solo exhibition
New Artists/New Work
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
"A strangely compelling—almost mesmerizing—work... like Malick meets David Lynch, if you want a comparison, but in a deeper sense, Shoals is its own beast."
"A fever dream of a vivid natural landscape…
affecting for its hushed soundtrack and low-grain photography." (Chicago Reader)
"A lulling, singular peculiarity." (Chicago Tribune)
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