Thorns vs. Roses

Edward Rankus

2014 | 00:13:34 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Religion/Spirituality, Sexuality

A collage piece. Oppositions of agony and ecstasy are explored. Morticia trims yet another rose stem, while Bugs Bunny takes up Zen. Guilt-wracked, a nun tries furtively to cleans herself of imagined sin. Or attain spiritual release. Various divas flail to no avail. Lips, lipstick, frozen lips. Shakuhachi music by Chris Moran sets the mood, when there isn’t a thunderstorm raging.

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Prizes + Awards

Honorable Mention: Experimental Category, 2014 UFVA Conference


UFVA Conference Festival
Bozeman, MT

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Medianale Shorts Program - (January 2015, Dallas TX)

Experiments in Cinema v10  (April 2015, Albuquerque, NM)

Athens International Film + Video Festival (April 2015, Athens, OH)

24th Arizona International Film Festival (April 2015, Tucson, AZ)