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Dreaming in Aspect Ratio

BLOCK C | Bold & Beautiful 

Thursday, March 23 | 8 - 10 PM 

The Mercantile | Burro Alley 

Dress for the Weather

Dreaming in Aspect Ratio
Screenings & Awards

Rencontres Internationales Paris • The Louvre Museum Rencontres Internationales • Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival Touring • Lewis Center for the Arts • Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinema Festival • Perth International Film Festival • NewFilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives • InQRvention Art/Film Festival and International Tour • Kinodrome International Motion Picture Festival• ULTRAcinema Festival de Cine Experimental y de Found Footage • ULTRAcinema Hacker Edition • AltFF Alternative Film Festival• Antimatter [Media Art] Festival • LA Underground Film Forum • The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Fest NY • Nahui Ollin Film Festival • Kosice International Monthly Film Festival • Prague International Monthly Film Festival • Berlin Indie Film Festival • Harkat 16mm Film Festival • ANTI-Film Festival • Diminuto, International Minimum Film Festival • Austin Arthouse Film Festival Austin • FISURA International Experimental Film and Video Festival • Esto Es Para Esto International Film Exhibition • ALC Videoart Festival • Twin Rivers Multimedia Festival • a/perture Cinema • Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival • L’Age d’Or Festival

Cast & Crew

EXPERIMENTAL | 2021 | 2 min. 28 sec. 


ELIGIBLE | Woman to Watch 

COUNTRY | United States 

LANGUAGE | English 

PRODUCER | Gwendolyn Audrey Foster 

DIRECTOR | Gwendolyn Audrey Foster 

WRITER | Gwendolyn Audrey Foster


"Dreaming in Aspect Ratio" is a hand-made diary film and experiment in disrupted stereoscopy; an adopted "found" home movie. A playful queer self-portrait in found dream memories. An experimental documentary and Surrealist détournement,Bright colors collaged with black and white imagery of the joy of female friendships evoke dreaming and reverie; a lost queer childhood regained through the magic of cinema, disrupting typical self-portraiture and auto-ethnography.

About the Director

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster makes highly personal poetic abstract films in 8mm and 16mm, and also films made from found 35mm film and HD video. She works in handpainted filmmaking and Direct Cinema as well as other film and video techniques. 

Foster's award winning films and videos have screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC), Anthology Film Archives (NY), Black Maria Film Festival, Rencontres (Marseille), as well as many other notable galleries, film festivals, and museums around the world and are held in the UCLA Film Archive. Author of "Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader," and director of "The Women Who Made the Movies," Foster is Willa Cather Professor Emerita in Film Studies, Women's Studies and LGBT+ Studies.

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