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This May Be the Last Time2011

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon

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  • 3.4
Even as he explored the possibilities of video production, Saul Levine continued to work in Super-8 and 16mm film to celebrate the unique aesthetic of light on film. THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME, his 2011 study of the Charles River in Boston in the cold light of the Winter Solstice, was in fact the last time he shot Kodachrome for one of his "Light Licks" films (as Kodachrome was phased out by Kodak). In these films, he floods the camera with so much light that it spills into the next frame of film, turning the screen into light and texture. Between the abstractions he takes in the ducks on the river and waddling across the road, people crossing the bridge and the sparkle of sunlight on the water (which carries the film back to the light and abstract shapes of the "Light Licks" aesthetic). - Sean Axmaker



Member Reviews (1)

Loved it. One of the few films I've recently seen which puts me into a reverie. My appreciation for Mr. Levine's work grows with each subsequent viewing.