USA | 2010 | 103 min

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Obselidia tells the story of George, a man out of step with the 21st century who is writing an encyclopedia of obsolete things. On his quest to catalogue endangered occupations, he meets Sophie, a cinema projectionist at a silent movie theater, and together they journey to the desert of Death Valley to interview a maverick climate scientist who is predicting the eminent end of the world.

Part road movie, part love story, Obselidia is a bittersweet meditation on loss and how we live with it—given that everything we love is going to end. The winner of two awards at Sundance 2010, including Excellence in Cinematography, Obselidia asks us to consider an important question: what do you have in this world that you think is worth saving?

  • DIR Diane Bell
    SCR Diane Bell
    CAST Gaynor Howe, Michael Piccirilli, Frank Hoyt Taylor

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  • Won, 2010 Sundance Film Festival - Excellence In Cinematography Award Dramatic, Alfred P. Sloan Prize
    Nominated, 2011 Independent Spirit Award – John Cassavetes Award, Best First Screenplay Diane Bell