BIFF Selects Short Slot
Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Wed Feb 24, 20166 – 5 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Directed by Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma
USA | 23 minutes | 2014
unmappable is a documentary short that weaves together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood. This meditative portrait will unveil the inner workings of a man whose work is lauded as poetic, artful and innovative – a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally. The film explores the events that have defined his life by pointing at ideas, thoughts and beliefs that we usually do not think of as being mappable or explainable.
Director: Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma
Diane and Jasmine have been collaborating since their arrival at the Documentary Filmmaking MFA Program at Wake Forest University in 2012. Coming from a teaching background and a photojournalism background respectively, they blend their distinct talents to create films to engage and challenge festival audiences.
By society’s standards, sex offenders are expected to live life on the fringes. Our subject, however, does not. This film was intended to examine what makes him such an exception. It is our hope that it will confront viewers’ assumptions about ‘fixed’ human behavior, as well as provoke discussion on a topic many do their best to avoid.