We could not be more pleased to share that our frequent collaborator / previous filmmaker in residence Zelda June (Josh Yates) has released his award-winning experimental doc, THIS IS YATES, online. Screened at festivals all over the country, now you can check out the Indie Grits 2015 winner of best experimental film on Kiddiepunk or on Vimeo above.
“Less a confessional documentary than a mixtape that samples a copious personal archive, “This is Yates” pan-n-scans a wide track of time, running from the near-present back beyond pre-pubescence to home movies of time before birth. The journey there and back is contoured by catastrophes large and small: loss of balance, loss of consciousness, loss of family and the sense of home. Principally an account of self is marked by the untimely deaths of his parents – first of his father when he was still a child, and later his mother who overdosed on antidepressant drugs. As Yates warps, paints and de-muxes tangible material, grief exerts a destructive pull on the content of memory, like a magnet on a videocassette.” -Jon Kieran, New Orleans Film Society