Silver & Gold

Director: Nao Bustamante

Institute History

  • 2010 Sundance Film Festival


Filmmaker and performance artist Nao Bustamante returns to Sundance with a deliciously outrageous and ambitious new work; her short film Untitled #1 (from the series Earth People 2507), starring her toy poodle as a herd of buffalo, appeared at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Silver & Gold combines film, live performance, and original costumes into a self-proclaimed “filmformance” that evokes the muse of legendary filmmaker Jack Smith and his tribute to 1940s’ Dominican movie starlet Maria Montez in a magical and joyfully twisted exploration of race, glamour, sexuality, and the silver screen.

Sunday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Commissioned by LIVE FILM! Jack Smith! Festival, coorganized by Arsenal—Institute for Film and Video Art and Hebbel-am-Ufer Theater (HAU) in Berlin. Produced at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute iEAR Studios with assistance from EMPAC.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier
  • Film Type: Artist
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 90 min.


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