Rock Bottom Riser (2021) at the Jule Collins Smith Museum

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The Jule Collins Smith Museum
901 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849
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Date: July 28th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM

On Thursday nights this summer, venture to The Jule for experimental and creative films, free of charge and open to everyone. Each selection is programmed with “Radical Naturalism.” Award-winning filmmakers explore new relationships with nature, image-making techniques, interview subjects, and cultural investigations.

Rock Bottom Riser

Artist and filmmaker Fern Silva's debut feature film examines the myriad encounters with an island world at sea. Drawing from subjects as seemingly disparate as the arrival of Christian missionaries and the controversial casting of Dwayne Johnson as King Kamehameha, the film weaves a vital tapestry of post-colonialism and pop culture with cinematic brio and wry wit. Rock Bottom Riser is an essential document and an exhilarating tour-de-force, a palimpsest that traverses geology, ethnography, and astronomy.