From our friends at the Anthology Film Archives: Jacqueline Goss’s new first feature film The Observers Pills will screen May 10-16, with a shorts program on May 9.
Known for her acclaimed short experimental works Goss’s first feature-length work is a haunting, minimalist landscape film, in which the land and sky of Mt. Washington, NH form a varying frame for two climatologists as they go about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather, and inspired in part by the Hawthorne story The Great Carbuncle.
A native of New Hampshire, Goss teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College, and is known for a series of short videos and web-based works thatexplore how political, cultural, and scientific systems change the ways we think about ourselves (a selection of these pieces will be screening on Wednesday, May 9). The Observers marks an astonishing extension of her work into the realm of feature filmmaking.