Headroom and Bijou Cinema are proud to present All the Memory in the World with director Mike Olenick in person.
Memories, mirrors, madness and Memento collide in this experimental video essay focusing on the photographs and photographers in thousands of narrative films. All the Memory in the World is a stream-of-consciousness meditation on cinema, photography, identity, memory and dreams narrated by an insomniac who obsesses over images.
Mike Olenick is a filmmaker, editor, cinematographer, and photographer. In his work, he obsessively mines archives of information – often cinematic, and he appropriates, remembers, restages, and re-edits this material in his work. His films often focus on cinematic images, movie stars and films that have been forgotten or that can be remembered in a new way.
While studying photography, he started making films in the late 90′s on an analogue switcher and would use it to re-edit existing films into new works, a theme he has returned to repeatedly. His live action films often re-enact aspects of existing films while exploring his interest photography. He is currently working on a film about painter and filmmaker Renate Druks.
Following the screening will be a Q & A with Mike Olenick.
Read the review in Alive: “‘All the Memory in the World’ Examines Relationship Between Identity and Photographs”