February 3, 2016

Screening alongside some of the top young experimental filmmakers working in the world today, Experimental Filmmaker Assistant Professor Lisa Danker’s new Film “Beneath a Glass Floor Lobby” will screen February 25 at the $100 Film Festival, the only celluloid-based film festival. When the $100 Film Festival was born in 1992, it showcased eight short films on Super 8. The name sprung from the challenge to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8 – which tallied to the cost of $100. In following years, the festival dropped the budgetary limit and allowed 16 mm film, which shifted the focus from low budget to quality small-format films. The festival is now an international celebration of creative story telling on celluloid.

Beneath A Glass Floor Lobby is a short essay film on what two mixed-use development sites in Miami reveal about the city’s conflicted relationship to its own history. Lisa Danker creates experimental films and multimedia art in formats ranging from Super 8 and 16mm film to digital cinema and installation. Her work has screened internationally in film festivals and programs, and in galleries such as in Toronto, New York City, San Francisco, Miami, and Vieques, Puerto Rico.

For more information, visit 100dollarfilmfestival.org.