Empire of the Moon






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Empire of the Moon
Sacred and Profane Tourism in Paris
17 minutes  /  16mm  /  B&W

Empire of the Moon wryly deconstructs the experience of being a tourist. Paris, gorgeously photographed in black-and-white, is the setting for cultural explorations ranging from the mundane to the sublime, as visitors trek from icon to icon, snapping the same photos, climbing the same steps, and at times experiencing the transformative wonder they came to find. 

Selected Awards

Sundance Film Festival

Special Jury Prize
San Francisco International Film Festival
Director's Citation
Black Maria Film Festival
Best Experimental Documentary
Charlotte Film Festival
Bronze Apple
National Educational Film Festival
Red Ribbon
American Film Festival
Best of Category
Athens Film Festival
Certificate of Merit
Chicago International Film Festival
Certificate of Merit
Cork Film Festival

Ann Arbor Film Festival
British Short Film Festival
Cine Golden Eagle
Public Television
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
San Francisco Cinematheque

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