Amongst fragmentary recollections of friendship and the sublime, two friends explore changing priorities in a world that may be quickly slipping away. “Common Structure,” by directors Bill Kirstein and Anne Hollowday tells its elliptical tale as a stream of moments, like peering over a deep cliff, or being on the top of a swing before gravity takes over. A dreamlike quality pervades each image (all beautifully composed) as a floating orb hovers over earth, emanating mysterious rays of light and an ominous hum, and the possibility of a separation between the two women emerges. The mystery here isn’t one aiming to be solved, but rather lived with, and the film’s search for transcendence is aided by incredibly scenic imagery and the striking presences of its two leads, Rosalie Lowe and Adea Lennox. [Watch on YouTube]. (10 minutes). Written and Directed by Bill Kirstein and Anne Hollowday. Presented by 100 Year Films. Starring Rosalie Lowe and Adea Lennox. Cinematography: Bill Kirstein. Edited by Ian Park. Produced by Billy Holiday for 100 Year Films. Sound Design and Mix: Kenny Kusiak. Colorist: Jaime O’Bradovich. Additional Camera Operator: Gabe Elder. Stills Photographer: Anne Hollowday.
For more on the film, read our interview with Bill Kirstein and Anne Hollowday HERE, where they discuss the genesis of the project, the film’s central mystery, and what’s next for them. [NoBudge Members Only - Become One Here]