The Sky and its Exacting Protocol
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The Sky and its Exacting Protocol illuminates the perverse ideologies of flight dominationg the lives of two men - an obsessive U.S. Air Force pilot and an eccentric ex-flyer. Vertigo, fire resistant underwear and childhood fantasies of flight are locations in an allegorical landscape which challenges the emotional and symbolic value of the sky. A woman preoccupied by navigation technologies explores the desert around her, while the pilot waits indefinitely for the weather to change. This videotape is a minimalist Western, lyrically re-figuring strategies of both structuralist and documentary cinema, as it pursues what is hidden behind heroic attitudes towards open space and the seemingly impenetrable language of male ritual.

1996
Canada, United States
28:00
Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Jenny Lion
Steven Matheson
Participants
Roger Bishop
David Johnson
Jenny Lion
Translation
Isabelle Cauchy
Online Editing
laura jeanne lefave
Lucien Rainone
Stéphane Tremblay
Sound
Stéphane Bergeron
Martin Hurtubise
Production
Jenny Lion
Steven Matheson

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo
Other languages
French
Keywords
Masculinity, Intimacy, Dream, Freedom, Flight, Sky