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THE THREE RAVENS

2009, 10 Minutes
Video & Melodrama



Ravens, the kind you never see. They keep careful watch and fix their ears. Outside a nursing home, they spy on an old woman desperately phoning her daughter. “What?” The woman leans forward, but hears nothing. A mantle clock chimes. The ravens catch the sound of a soap opera organ sustained over a softly voiced threat, “I’m having him killed…” The ravens eavesdrop, “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.” The ravens wait for the time to come. Blow out the candle. Switch off the light. Look out the window. Wither down.

The Three Ravens premiered at the 2009 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL as part of Views of the Avante Garde. It will be available for viewing on-line in 2010.

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