Circle in the Sand / The Road Through the Wall


Michael Robinson

Exploring ideas of transformative exile and supernatural intervention, Circle in the Sand / The Road Through the Wall is a pair of experimental narrative films set in a war-torn near future. The first film, Circle in the Sand (2012), follows a band of listless vagabonds and their supervising soldiers, wandering the ruins of a seaside military fort and reinterpreting the toxic remains of Western culture. The second film, The Road Through the Wall, focuses on a family in hiding during the same unstable future, operating a boarding house for deserters and expatriates on a remote tropical island. Despite their separate settings and characters, the films share overlapping timeframes, references and atmospheres, seeking redemptive possibility within a culture of destruction and decay.

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  • 2013: Circle in the Sand screens at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH


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  • 2013: Circle in the Sand screens with other works by Michael Robinson at YU Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR, presented by Cinema Project.


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  • 2013: Circle in the Sand screens in San Francisco Cinematheque’s CROSSROADS 2013 film festival.


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  • 2013: Circle in the Sand wins a Jury Award at the 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival.


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  • 2013: Circle in the Sand screens at International Film Festival Rotterdam


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  • 2012: Circle in the Sand screens in the New York Film Festival

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