Rock Bottom Riser

Rock Bottom Riser

Directed by Fern Silva
(USA, 2021, 35mm)

“A psychedelic tour of Hawaii” —New York Times

Rock Bottom Riser, a sparkling film essay, addresses the worldview of Indigenous Hawaiians. The documentary fluidly touches on matters pertaining to ethnography, geology, and the mysteries of the cosmos, while using a dizzying variety of cinematic techniques. Fern Silva, one of the most scintillating figures to emerge in contemporary experimental film, drops an audacious first feature.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Rock Bottom Riser

Directed by Fern Silva
(USA, 2021, 70 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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