Rehearsal

Short Film

Movies get mystical in this series of artificial journeys. Audio from Meryl Streep interviews meets an array of old photographs. She recounts instances of closeness with her characters and the blurring of artifice and reality on film sets. Text on the screen, something like stage directions, cuts Meryl off. It’s written across more photographs, as well as footage, some borrowed and some new. A non-diagetic soundtrack suggests actions unseen; gasps, broken glass, and samplings from a classic thriller score.