Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Forum Expanded Exhibition

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Two hours of surveillance footage of a U.S. flag recorded on the late afternoon of 13 September 2018, twelve hours before Hurricane Florence ripped through North Carolina. The footage was recorded at Frying Pan Tower, a decommissioned lighthouse located 39 miles off the North Carolina coast in the Atlantic Ocean on the Frying Pan Shoals.

by
James Benning

USA

Silent

Documentary form
120’ · Colour · 1-Kanal-Videoinstallation

World premiere

Crew

Director
James Benning

Biography

James Benning

Born in 1942 in Milwaukee, USA. He completed a degree in film studies and has been making films and created numerous installations since 1972. James Benning has been a frequent guest at the Forum and Forum Expanded since 1977, such as with 11 x 14 (1977).

Filmography (selection)

1972 Time & A Half; 17 min. 1975 The United States of America; 25 min. 1977 11 x 14; 83 min., Forum 1977, Forum 2018 · One Way Boogie Woogie; 60 min. 1979 Grand Opera. An Historical Romance; 90 min., Forum 1980 1985 O Panama; 28 min., Forum 1987 1986 Landscape Suicide; 95 min., Forum 1987 1997 Four Corners; 80 min., Forum 1998 1999 El Valley Centro; 90 min., Forum 2002 2000 Los; 90 min., Forum 2002 2002 Sogobi; 90 min., Forum 2002 2004 13 Lakes; 133 min., Forum 2005 · Ten Skies; 101 min., Forum 2005 2005 One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later; 120 min., Forum 2006 2007 RR; 110 min., Forum 2008 2009 Ruhr; 121 min. 2010 John Krieg Exiting the Falk Corporation in 1971; 71 min. 2011 Faces; 135 min. · Milwaukee/Duisburg; Installation, Forum Expanded 2011 · Twenty Cigarettes; 99 min., Forum 2011 · Small Roads; 103 min. 2012 Nightfall; 98 min. · Stemple Pass; 121 min., Forum 2013 · Easy Rider; 95 min. · One Way Boogie Woogie 2012; 90 min. · BNSF; 194 min. 2014 Natural History; 77 min. · Farocki; 77 min. · Concord Woods; 121 min. 2015 American Dreams; 85 min. 2017 Untitled Fragments; 75 min. 2018 L. Cohen; 45 min., video installation, Forum Expanded 2018 2019 Maggie’s Farm; 84 min., Forum 2020 2022 United States of America

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022

Produced by

James Benning