It was just me and the coyotes most of the time, Waldemar says. I acknowledged that I needed to start myself up again from scratch. Part of the process was filming what was to become The Thinking Truck, a forty-minute film that didnt turn out as he expected. I thought it would take more of a narrative, confessional direction, but gradually Ive realized that Im really working with a kind of visual music. Its by far the most complex thing Ive ever made. The result engages his redevelopment without telling its story, using visual meditations and rhythms, animated sequences and even a length of reel shot from inside a dead cow.
The Boulder Public Library Film Series will screen the world premiere of The Thinking Truck and other experimental films by Waldemar, with the director in person, tonight at 7 p.m. in the BPL auditorium, 1000 Canyon Boulevard in Boulder; admission is free. For details, go to www.boulder.lib.co.us/films or call 303-441-3197. Or for a sneak peek, visit www.thinkingtruck.com.
Fri., July 11, 2008