Nothing like Ivanhoe is a short experimental film that describes mechanics of
filmmaking technique. Investigating sound, music and visual collaboration in what we take for granted as a talking picture. Scoring live from within the frame two composers affect the action onscreen. A cause-effect reversal of recognition evolves from music driving the action at the point of audition. This can imply a new reality or perverted relationship between sound and picture. A historical question of classification regarding melodies and motifs from within the cinema is asked of the audience. The redundancy of story in our collective
cinematic past has surfaced to emphasize what many in the contemporary audience see as
an exhausted narrative. A coming out story, a love story, a hero story; perhaps these
things are Ivanhoe.

By leaving narrative behind, this short film employs a layering of dislocated audio visual
clues to the viewer; clues that may lead to the solution that experimental film and queer
existence have much in common.
Music by Amber Rademacher and Stephanie Bailey

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