Super 8, silent, 5 min
Following a sudden death in the family, I went into the woods to read a book, The Accursed Share by George Bataille. It was the height of autumn, that last energetic gasp of color before the dying of the light, etc. Then it rained and rained and when it was done, a butterfly arrived and symmetrically demonstrated the nature of the gift economy. Thank you.
First screened at Flowers for Brakhage , Robert Beck Memorial Cinema's tribute to the late Stan Brakhage, 2003.