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Joe Cutting Tree

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0197
Run Time
0h 4m 40s
Format
8mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Abstract
Opening out of focus, “Joe Cutting Tree” depicts a silhouette, perched on a ladder, sawing a tree limb. Elam cuts in and out, capturing the trimming of several extremities; the perched figure scurries around the trunk (at times climbing onto branches for the best angle). The edits frantically progress into a series of jump cuts as the arbor carnage continues. The short concludes with a pair of Converse Chucks descending the ladder, the shadowed figure finally coming into light, a male (Joe Hendrix, Elam's second husband, who frequents her work, e.g. “Joe and Greens).”
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Hendrix, Joe (is participant)
Form
Short