County of Production
Friends with Johnny Kline
"Friends with Johnny Kline is made up entirely of archive material in which innocuous, familiar images of public or communal life are set in opposition to illicit sequences that delve into the realm of the private, the sexual, the calamitous, and the criminal. In every instance there appears to be a degree of heightened performance for the camera and the film’s emotional register sits close to the surface. Kavanagh frequently obscures his images or has objects pass in front of them so it comes to feel like we are looking through a keyhole, or peering from inside Dorothy Vallens’ closet. Cinema appears here as a fully heterogeneous space, a space which “can contain all galaxies and forms of life, even ones we can sense but can’t fully comprehend”’. (Text by Alice Butler and Daniel Fitzpatrick.
Sourced from here on September 12th 2016)
Dean Kavanagh, 2017
Digital Cinema Package (DCP)