Double Tide | Sharon Lockhart | United States, 2009

Film - Series | March 17 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by Sharon Lockhart.

A double tide refers to that rare occurrence when a low tide occurs twice within one span of daylight hours, at dawn and at dusk. Films depicting the act of labor are about as rare, outside of Sharon Lockhart’s oeuvre. Here, in two extended takes, she portrays a sole woman clam digger as she works in the mudflats on the coast of Maine. Lockhart’s roots in photography and interest in stillness are evident; the coastal landscape and primal work seem timeless, yet poignantly, we are invited to contemplate a traditional labor that is disappearing.

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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