The Last Skate

Sandy McLennan

—Director

Friday March 8th

  • 8mm
  • Canada
  • 2018
  • 4:50

The end of a decades-rare season for skating across smoothly-frozen whole lakes near home: Regular 8mm Bolex cameras double-exposing often with a pinhole replacing the lens, hand-processed with various recipes and physicalities. The cameras failed miserably/wonderfully in the cold. Sound is not looped; you could skate forever. The living lake rumbles just under foot, solid and liquid. A naturally scary and oh so temporary place on earth. Spring begins to birth itself from the deep.