The Hamilton College F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will present "Position Among the Stars" (2011), part three of Leonard Retel Helmrich’s Indonesian Trilogy followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
This is the most recent installment of Dutch-Indonesian filmmaker Helmrich’s ongoing project of documenting an Indonesian family during personal, governmental, societal and technological change. Believing that cinema is motion, Helmrich has developed a panoply of jerry-rigged technologies for capturing the motion and emotion of human experience and uses the remarkable intimacy his approach gives him to explore the daily life of a struggling family in the world’s largest Islamic republic.
Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College