The Moschops

  • 13'
  • USA
  • 2000
Set about 250 million years ago and narrated by its eponymous mammal-like reptiles, Jim Trainor's latest poses a melancholy hypothesis on the origin of romantic longing and its expression through aggressive head-butting. Trainor is a scientist whose theories come out as line-drawing poetry, going deeper by remaining on the shaky, quavering surface, pulling us dangerously close by keeping us carefully estranged' (Spencer Parsons, Cinematexas) Trainor lives at the Art Institute of Chicago. His next project may be a live-action film about zoo monkeys.
Director
Jim Trainor
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2000
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
13'
Medium
16mm
Language
English
Producer
Jim Trainor
Sales
Jim Trainor
Screenplay
Jim Trainor
Cinematography
Jim Trainor
Editor
Jim Trainor