Comprised of 852 black-and-white photographs, The Modernist presents a dystopian view of Los Angeles, a city which has figured prominently in Opie’s work over the years. She uses the formal and narrative structures from Chris Marker’s legendary photo-play La jetée to address contemporary themes of environmental collapse, global upheaval, and political breakdown.

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Filmmaker
Catherine Opie
Country
USA
Year
2017
Medium
Other
Length
22’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Catherine Opie
Sales
Catherine Opie
Writer
Catherine Opie
Cinematography
Catherine Opie
Editor
Catherine Opie, Heather Rasmussen
Production Design
Catherine Opie
Sound Design
Catherine Opie, Luke Lynch
Cast
Stosh Fila aka Pig Pen