Filmed on the floor in Montreal, Quebec & in the tent in Springfield, Mass. Themes: Back story, precious design, mastering technological skills, exceptional prowess, the proxy, graphics, deus ex machina (behind the wiz curtain, editing, elaborate ruse)
Want & need, longing, & ultimate regret. Were we even physically able to bear to hear a blast: the central character of the movie (hand & eye) has been whispering their whole life. Everybody's generally failing but in the blinding instants: feelings of liberation/satisfaction. The moment in the promotional video has been drawn out for pleasure's sake.
A child's been sick in the village for too long. His parents have been giving care at home, an herbal remedy, but the child must stay indoors and communicates with his peers only thru letter writing... Word spreads thru the community of a growing pandemic. Debate is underway what to do, who to send to seek medicine or a miracle cure... On the chosen hero's quest, he unearths an ethnographic video long lost in the storage area of a "monument to suffering." The video depicts a time of prosperity, joy, and good health. The hero returns with the cure information only to find that news of his quest has sparked competition, amongst the medical community, to heal the village and wipe out the epidemic. Information is spreading and doctors are educating the public about treatment options... A conference for medical professionals is organized in Tampa to discuss various cures.
A scattered family has gathered at a ski lodge for a getaway. They spread out to rooms at the lodge, some set up their tents. They play games and engage in activities around the grounds... The little sis of the family is spending time with her friend Tink, in their room. Tink has found an aerial photograph of the surrounding area, there seems to be a river flowing nearby. On the second night, the family attend a show about quilts in the Grand Hall, for entertainment... Meanwhile, a few members are missing from the festivities. A son is in the slammer for a crime he committed against another family member, his little brother who died in the crime... A song performed in the quilt show reminds everyone of the bloody times gone by. After the Quilt Play some of the party go midnight hunting and kill a deer with a direct hit. The dead deer falls down the ravine and the hunters hear a splash... The next day they have a contest to see who can make the best hat. A cousin makes the winner, for it expands upward, high into the sky, infinitely, taller and taller, repeating forever... After the contest the whole party follow the aerial photograph and hike to the river, only to discover it has long since been dammed up and is now home to shimmering bars of healthy kryptonite, an invasive species flourishing in the stagnant water.