A Dark Love Story for Clowns

Crystal Z Campbell

2009 | 00:05:11 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Literature, Love, Mental Landscape, Performance, Ritual

Riffing on relations between grief, love, bodies, and embodiment, this short film features two former professional Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns. A Dark Love Story for Clowns weaves together a loosely adapted William Faulkner story with a spiritual ritualistic practice in order to explore the performativity around ethics of care and love.

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Oceanside Film Festival
Oceanside, CA

Exhibitions + Festivals

Semana de Cinema Negro, Belo Horizonte, BR 2023 

Reassemblage Collective, Toronto, Canada 2022 

67th Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton, NY 2022 

Crystal Z Campbell: from the corner of my eye, Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY 2021 

Oceanside Film Festival, Oceanside, CA 2010