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Charlotte

Last Things

"Last Things" by Deborah Stratman traces its origins to J.-H. Rosny's novellas, exploring natural, prehistoric, and speculative themes.

Last Things
Last Things

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Charlotte, 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA

About the Program

Last Things by Deborah Stratman traces its origins to J.-H. Rosny's novellas, exploring natural, prehistoric, and speculative themes. Inspired by Rosny's pluralist vision of evolution, the film intertwines diverse influences—Roger Caillois' writings on stones, Robert Hazen's theory on Mineral Evolution, Clarice Lispector's "Hour of the Star," Lynn Margulis' Symbiosis theory, Donna Haraway's multi-species scenarios, Hazel Barton's cave microbe research, and Marcia Bjornerud's time literacy. The narrative, blending science fiction and science fact, features passages from Rosny and interviews with Bjornerud, challenging the centrality of humankind in evolutionary processes. Stones serve as the film's anchor, connecting with alien durations and highlighting the transient nature of archives, where only particles endure.

WATCH TRAILER

Film Runtime: 50 mins 

Director: Deborah Stratman 

Content Rating: Not Rated 

Language: English

TICKETS 

Tickets are $8 members, $10 nonmembers, and $5 with valid school I.D.

Firebird Circle, Curator's Circle, and Director's Circle Members receive complimentary admission to all public programs including Jazz at the Bechtler, Music and Museum, and Modernism + Film.

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