World of Facts


Rafael 2 Thu, Oct 11, 2018 9:00 PM
Century Larkspur Fri, Oct 12, 2018 2:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:97 min.
Director:Mike Gibisser
Producer:Mike Gibisser
Screenwriter:Mike Gibisser
Gretchen Akers
Frank V. Ross
Bryan Saner
Rebecca Spence
Jim Snitzer
Cinematographer:Mike Gibisser
Editor:Mike Gibisser
Cast:Gretchen Akers
Frank V. Ross
Bryan Saner
Rebecca Spence
Jim Snitzer
Alex Stein
Print Source:Mike Gibisser
Note Writer:Brendan Peterson


Take a deep breath. Feel the world around you. Hear the sounds. Now you're ready to experience this visual tour-de-force and meditative exploration of love and loss. After Maureen’s boyfriend falls into a sudden coma, she returns to her Midwestern hometown to care for him. Alongside her sister and her father, who is also dealing with a partner’s illness, Maureen faces a gloomy reality of sterile hospitals and dramatic uncertainty that makes her ponder her own existence. Filmmaker Mike Gibisser captures the fragility of life in a profoundly poetic and straightforward way. Pulsing with a stripped-down Terrence Malick-like energy, this captivating film focuses on the sights and sounds of everyday existence amid questions of mortality and memory. Vivid performances, bursts of startling emotion, and breathtaking camera work fuel the intimate and intense action. Focused on the little moments that have the most meaning, Gibisser creates a human-fueled, hypnotic vibe that just might alter how you experience the world.

Expected Guest: Director Mike Gibisser  (All Screenings)

Additional Information

Mike Gibisser is a filmmaker interested in navigating the indefinite lines between essay, narrative, experimental, and documentary work. He has completed two narrative features, Finally, Lillian and Dan (2008) and World of Facts (20180: a feature-film essay, The Day of Two Noons (2012); and several experimental and non-fiction shorts. He has presented work at numerous galleries and festivals, including Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, the Harvard Film Archive, Tony Wight Gallery, the AFI Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. He currently teaches at the University of Iowa.