“Layers and Lines” reveals Roberta Allen’s life in her own words.
In this dream-like video essay, the viewer travels from New York City’s ghostly Ansonia Hotel, to South America, Northern Africa and Belize, the setting of her seminal novel The Dreaming Girl.
Memorable images and thought-provoking commentary chart Allen’s evolution from fear-ridden child to brave writer, visual artist and dedicated teacher.
The film is available for streaming at yellowchairreality.com. The Dreaming Girl is available for order at ellipsispress.com.