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Monday, August 21, 2017
Lousy Connection

Kiddiepunk ‘This is Yates’


THIS IS YATES – A FILM BY ZELDA JUNE
AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW – www.kiddiepunk.com

Kiddiepunk present​s​ the online debut of Zelda June’s ​experimental documentary “This is Yates​”​.​ ​Collaging​ years worth of media from ​Josh Yates’​ home movie​ archive, this analog-elegy presents a deeply intimate self-portrait and a kaleidoscopic mixtape of youth, memory and loss.

“Less a confessional documentary than a mixtape that samples a copious personal archive, “This is Yates” pan-n-scans a wide track of time, running from the near-present back beyond pre-pubescence to home movies of time before birth. The journey there and back is contoured by catastrophes large and small: loss of balance, loss of consciousness, loss of family and the sense of home. Principally an account of self is marked by the untimely deaths of his parents – first of his father when ​he​ was still a child, and later his mother who overdosed on antidepressant drugs. As ​Yates warps, paints and de-muxes tangible material, grief exerts a destructive pull on the content of memory, like a magnet on a videocassette.” [Jon Kieran, New Orleans Film Society​]

Check the vintage Swimmers Club interview that we did with Michael Salerno of Kiddiepunk last year:
https://www.swimmersclub.co.uk/subterraneans/kiddiepunk


Posted by: Richard Brammer