Upon further investigation, I am quite certain that this digital transfer IS the dvd copy that Facets did indeed release.
I actually feel cheated that, on top of my $7/month MUBI fees, I had to pay an extra $3 dollars to watch what amounts to a terrible quality Kino or Facets release. Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent film (Nina Menkes is a favourite director of mine) - but this digital transfer looks like it was ripped straight from VHS. The audio quality is astonishingly bad.
exquisite desolation unsure of everything. inured to the monotony that informs the detritus of modern life. a conflagration emerges. a soul so incredibly parched. "like an dealer [s]he was watching for the card that is so high and wild [s]he'll never need to deal another" -leonard cohen.