World Premiere: The Berlin International Film Festival—Forum Expanded
HD single channel video, 39:06
Distributors: Cinema Guild (US/educational) and Arsenal (Berlin)
Director / Writer / Camera / Sound / Edit /

The Hinterlands, a Detroit-based performance ensemble, practice a form of training which they see as a provocation towards the unknown – a space both physical and imaginary. Their practice is one of concentrated play, of finding the edge of one’s balance, and the limits of one’s body. At once corporeal and ethereal, reaching beyond the walls of the single room in which it is filmed, this portrait of a creative process immerses the viewer in the ecstatic experience merging the space of their ludic play with the liminal space of the cinema. 

For screenings, credits, and press kit, see the official website.



2019 Marion Art Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, NY

2019 Vertical Features, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2019 Balagan Film Series, AgX Film Collective, Waltham, MA.

2019 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA

2018 Station Arts Space, Beirut, Lebanon

2017 Broad Underground Film Series, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and Michigan State University, Lansing, MI.

2016 Jogjakarta Documentary Film Festival (FFD), Indonesia.

2016 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival

2016 She Makes Noise festival, Madrid, Spain.

2015 21st Aldeburgh Documentary Festival, Aldeburgh, England.

2015 excerpt screened at MOMA PS1 print shop, as part of the ALLGOLD residency.

2015 Berlinale International Film Festival: Forum Expanded, Germany
**World Premiere

Poster design: Ben Gaydos

Cargo Collective 2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles