Failing Up

2018 | 00:07:30 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 16:9 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Architecture, City, Consumer culture, Humor, Politics

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Failing Up describes career advancement despite bad decisions, bankruptcies, and intellectual mediocrity. In this short film, the Manhattan real estate holdings of the King of Failing Up are catalogued and synced to a soundtrack that suggests how it feels to be one of his subjects.

Whip pans, zooms, lens twists, and bursts of stop-frame animation transform eight minutes of borrowed audio from Home Alone 2 (a film that features a cameo of the current US President) into a political work of slapstique concrete.

Premiere

MoMA's Doc Fortnight
New York, NY
2019

Exhibitions + Festivals

Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival 2019

Ann Arbor Film Festival 2019