Glory at Sea : "I try and think about how this storm and all these people dyin' was all a part of God's plan. But mostly, I just stare up through the water hopin' I can have one last look at them."
February 17, 2010 3:14 AM Subscribe
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2008's "Glory at Sea
" [.mov] [vimeo] [youtube]
is an extaordinary 25-minute short film in which a group of mourners and a man spat from the depths of Hades build a boat from the debris of New Orleans to rescue their lost loved ones trapped beneath the sea
Via Wholphin [previously]
and released by Court13
— filmmaker Benh Zeitlin (interviewed here)
has made an indelible mark
with this film
. As one reviewer puts it
, "Every once in a rare, long while, a film appears with such a sweeping gust of rejuvenation that it has the power to restore not only one’s faith in cinema but in humanity as a whole.
And yet while stories swirl around it — from the filmmaker's near-fatal accident on his way to its premiere
, to its soundtrack being repurposed by everyone from Barack Obama
to Google Chrome
— the film itself has largely remained unseen.