Circle in the Sand / I'll Be Thunder
Exploring ideas of transformative exile and supernatural intervention, Circle in the Sand / I'll Be Thunder 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, I'll Be Thunder, 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.
2013: Circle in the Sand screens at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH
2013: Circle in the Sand screens with other works by Michael Robinson at YU Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR, presented by Cinema Project.
2013: Circle in the Sand screens in San Francisco Cinematheque’s CROSSROADS 2013 film festival.
2013: Circle in the Sand wins a Jury Award at the 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival.
2013: Circle in the Sand screens at International Film Festival Rotterdam
2012: Circle in the Sand screens in the New York Film Festival
Apr 28 – Apr 28, 2013
Michael Robinson presents "Circle in the Sand" at Kino der Kunst in Munich, Germany