THE SLOW BUSINESS OF GOING
(AKOMIA PEMIEPA)
  • Direction: Athina Rachel Tsangari.
  • Screenplay: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Matthew Johnson, Tasca Shadix, Jim Davis, .
  • Cinematography: Deborah Eve Lewis.
  • Editing: Matthew Johnson, Leah Bowers, Kyle Henry, Athina Rachel Tsangari.
  • Sets: Tom Dornbush.
  • Costumes: Melanie Armstrong.
  • Music: Mark Orton.
  • Cast: Lizzie Martinez, Maria Tsantsanoglou, Gary Price, Kenny Strickland.
  • Producers: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Matthew Johnson.
  • Production: Cinemanomad; EKK
  • 35mm Colour 101'
SYNOPSIS

Weaving through fiction, improvisational drama, dark comedy, documentary and visual essay, The Slow Business of Going follows Petra Going, a young Greek-Mexican woman, in her mission to record moments of belonging, nostalgia and displacement in the modern metropolis. Petra operates as an agent for the Global Nomad Project, an international underground agency which sends hundreds of "receivers" like herself across the globe to record their experiences with their eye-lenses. Slapstick acts, obsessive games, aggressive tangos, swimming lessons, martial arts workshops erupt spontaneously in her hotel room, only to be dissolved the following morning, when Petra hits the road again. A chronicle of collisions between male and female, between the personal and the global, the film is a tribute to the hundred years of cinema and to the hundreds of centuries of nomadic visions.

Athina Rachel Tsangari

Biography
She was born in Greece and studied literature at the University of Thessaloniki, performance studies and ethnographic film at the University of New York, and film production at the University of Texas, at Austin. She teaches film production at the University of Texas, and she is the founder and artistic director of the Cinematexas International Film Festival, one of the top experimental film festivals in the US.

FILMOGRAPHY
1993 On Infection (short film)
1994 Fit (short film)
1995 Plant #1 (short film)
1996 Anticipationi (short film)
2000 The Slow Business of Going

FILM TITLE SCREENING THEATER DATE
THE SLOW BUSINESS OF GOING A' OLYMPION Friday 17/11, 20:30
THE SLOW BUSINESS OF GOING B' CINE PROVLITA 4 Saturday 18/11, 14:00
THE SLOW BUSINESS OF GOING C' CINE PROVLITA 4 Sunday 19/11, 20:00


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