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983 Ratings

I Hope I'm Loud When I'm Dead

Directed by Beatrice Gibson
United Kingdom, Italy, 2018
Avant-Garde, Short


Reframing our current political moment in intimate terms, Gibson’s urgent snapshot of social calamities doubles as a document of practical resistance. Pauline Oliveros’ music and the words of poets CAConrad and Eileen Myles imbue images of street riots and refugee migration with graceful complexity.

I Hope I'm Loud When I'm Dead Directed by Beatrice Gibson
For the past decade, Gibson has drawn on strategies from modernist and experimental composition and writing. Her new films expand this range of influences to include a distinctly feminist lineage.
January 18, 2019
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It flirts with cliches which it immediately upends (or earns), careens in new directions, and ultimately delivers true catharsis. It’s a film that makes the case for art being alive and essential in a world that is relentlessly deadening.
September 24, 2018
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The radical Marxist-feminist value of maternal labor meets the theory-era predilection for radical appropriation, art and life melding in a manner beyond any need for justification.
September 05, 2018
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