Directed By: Philip Brubaker | Runtime: 11 min | Plays In Short Block: None

The behind the scenes story of Wim Wenders’ The State of Things is explored and how his ill-fated collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola indirectly led to the blossoming of Jim Jarmusch’s career. The circumstances that caused the historic act of generosity and the similarities between the two films in question leads to a larger meditation on stylistic and thematic unity, and how we watch films. Through metaphor and visual juxtapositions, Philip Brubaker takes an inventive approach to videographic film studies. The way art imitates life, directing styles can be continuous and cinema makes sense in retrospect are intelligently explored in this video essay.


October 19, 201912:30 PMTheater 10
October 22, 20198:00 PMTheater 9

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.


Film Type: Short
Main Genre: Documentary
Sub Genre: Media
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Premiere Status: USA