Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
Filmfest 2011

Leonard and Mary meet in a car crash. They fall instantly in love, and live happily ever after… until Mary gets sick. Desperate to save her, Leonard decides that if he builds a house for Mary, it will heal her. Inspired by the real actions of the eccentric Leonard Wood, filmmaker Brent Green brings to life this love story like no other in his first feature-length film. Shot entirely on the full-scale town he built in his backyard, Green combines animation, stop-motion and live-action in an ethereal opus to lovers and tinkerers everywhere. "An emerging Orson Welles of handmade experimental cinema, Brent Green didn't just direct, write, animate, score, and narrate his first feature, but also reconstructed Leonard's tricked-out abode plank by plank. Stop-motion suits Leonard and Mary's stammering rapport, and their eccentricities—Mary harvests wild birds' eggs and Leonard knocks through walls on a whim—serve Green's folk-art aesthetic and outsider sensibility." The Village Voice, Eric Hynes

tags: Animation


Director: Brent Green