Robert Kramer Milestones
Milestones is a film about Rebirth. It is the rebirth of ideas and faces, of images and sounds. w/ Sabzian
Milestones maps the different paths taken by the New Left in the early 1970s. This lilting, free-associative masterpiece follows over fifty characters as they are try to reconcile their ideals, with the reality of American life. Shot in Vivid 16mm film, the protagonists deal with jealousy, relationships and the logical challenges of a rapidly changing world through scripted and unscripted situations and discussions about communal living, parenting, pregnancy, family, Vietnal, Cuba, city and country life. Kramer and Douglas wanted to make "a film about rebirth", the rebirth of certain militant ideas and energies, but also the rebirth of a certain cinema, a cinema of myth and dream.
As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019.