1984, 24:00 minutes, colour, English
Trio, adapted from a short story by the producer, presents a formulaic melodramatic situation (husband, wife, other man) and demonstrates the elements of that formula. The dominant point of view is the woman's recollection of the events leading up to her present tense situation. The tape puts forward a dichotomy between the tight, claustrophobic "noir" set ups (an individual trapped within a tight frame) and the wide angled set up of the melodrama (which provide individuals freedom to make ultimately futile decisions) which inevitably return to the claustrophobic. Trio visualizes and exaggerates, indeed fetishizes, these genre signs, and in doing so reveals the emotional constipation of all too self-consious individuals.
Rental and Sales
Single Screening Rental
Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)
5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy
Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote
Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote
Curators and programmers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.
Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.