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Nan Bress

Nan Bress

Documentary Film and Video

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Starstruck

video

JUNE, 1998
VIDEO DURATION: 18:23 MIN.

An exploration of the role of celebrity obsession in our culture. Set in L.A., the film features observational scenes with entertainment reporters; interviews with fans; and more. Through a mix of humor and introspection, the film discusses what about 'celebrity' captivates us so much.


Walking in Peace

16mm color film

JUNE, 1997
VIDEO DURATION: 8:40 MIN.

The story of a group of men from different countries who have befriended each other in their old age. Having served in the military as young men, they have lived through danger and tumultuous political situations. Reflecting back on their different lives, they find that they have much in common. 


Magical Thinking

video

MARCH, 1997
VIDEO DURATION: 8:42 MIN.

"See a penny pick it up"… or "step on a crack"… We’ve all heard of collective examples of “magical thinking” or superstitious rituals we create during times of uncertainty or stress. This film explores personal, idiosyncratic examples—what fantasy rituals we create, what we dread will happen if we break our own rules, and why we tend to keep these rituals private. It includes historical examples, contemporary anecdotes, and analysis.


Alive in Colma

16mm black and white film

MARCH, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 3:55 MIN.
What's life like in a town where the dead outnumber the living by one thousand to one? Meet the residents of Colma, California, "the cemetery capital of the world," and learn what life is like among the dead.