USA / 2009 / 8:22minutes
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"Suspended" both documents and recontextualizes the experience and perception of suspended time amongst a diverse cross section of people. The piece captures a range of evocative moments that reveal states of emotional and physical suspension: moments of heightened anticipation, focused intensity and blissful surrender.
Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker and the recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Her films have screened at more than 200 film festivals and museums internationally, including Sundance, the Locarno International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Vancouver International Film Festival, ICA in London, and the Walker Art Center. Takesue's films have also aired on PBS, the Independent Film Channel, and Sundance Channel. Summer of the "Serpent" (2004) won the Grand Chameleon at the Brooklyn International Film Festival and "Heaven's Crossroad" received the Spirit of Slamdance Award in 2002. She works in both dramatic and documentary genres. Raised in Hawaii and Massachusetts, Takesue received her BA from Oberlin College and her MFA from Temple University.
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