Horizontal Boundaries

Director: Pat O’Neill

Institute History

  • 2009 Sundance Film Festival


Horizontal Boundaries looks at certain aspects of the geography of California as the basis for cinematic disruption and restatement. The "boundaries" in question turn out to be frame lines, the divisions between images. Pat O’Neill integrates the lines into the compositional language of the piece, a dynamic repositioning that causes image combinations to be generated unpredictably. The result is a tapestry of exquisite contradiction.

— Mike Plante

Screening Details


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