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The Antelope Valley Trilogy

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This week we present a trilogy of films by American—and specifically, Californian—independent filmmaker Mike Ott.

Lake Los Angeles

Mike Ott United States, 2014

Expired

The conclusion to the Antelope Valley trilogy is quietly but powerfully attuned to other sides of the Californian dream: That of the Spanish-speaking population, legal and illegal, deeply enmeshed in the state’s social and economic life. Another of Ott’s touching paeans to the human need to connect.

Pearblossom Hwy

Mike Ott United States, 2012

Expired

Mike Ott’s trilogy of Californian alienation continues with this semi-sequel, Pearlblossom Hwy. Further experimenting with the boundaries of fiction and non-fiction and breaking from classical film form, Pearlblossom Hwy is an enveloping cinematic jam session between a director and his performers.

Littlerock

Mike Ott United States, 2010

Expired

This week we present a trilogy of films by American—and specifically, Californian—independent filmmaker Mike Ott. With a strong sense of place and a sly way of blending non-fiction and drama, Ott crafted something small but very precise in Littlerock: a relationship between two kinds of outsiders.

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