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Film Festival
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Film Festival
of Navarra

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Country: United States
Year: 2010
Duration: 41'
Direction: Thomas Comerford
Cinematographer: Thomas Comerford
Editor: Thomas Comerford
Production: Thomas Comerford

Over the last eight years, Chicago musician and filmmaker Thomas Comerford has been at work on a series of quietly-observed films that contemplate the entwined social and political histories of Chicago (Figures in the Landscape, 2002; Land Marked/Marquette, 2005). The Indian Boundary Line follows a road in Chicago, Rogers Avenue, that traces the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis boundary between the United States and “Indian Territory.” In doing so, it examines the collision between the vernacular landscape, with its short-cut footpaths and picnic tables, and the symbolic one, replete with historical markers. Through its observations and audio-visual juxtapositions, The Indian Boundary Line meditates on a span of land in Chicago, but suggests how this land and its history are an index for the shifting inhabitants and their relationships, which have accompanied the transformation of the “New World.”
London Film Festival; Antimatter Film Festival, Canada; Vancouver International Film Festival; Locarno International Film Festival; Gadabout Film Festival (Bloomington , IN); Flyover Film Festival (Louisville, KY).

Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford (b. 1970, Richmond, VA) is a media artist and musician. He currently teaches film production and punk rock history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Trained in sculpture and classical studies, he began making films in the early 1990s. His work has screened at many festivals and venues, including the London Film Festival, Vancouver Festival and Locarno; as well as the Gene Siskel Film Center, and the San Francisco Cinematheque. Comerford has also toured the United States with his films, screening in spaces ranging from church basements and backyards to regular old movie theatres. As songwriter, singer, and producer for the rock band Kaspar Hauser, Comerford has performed his music around the Midwest and eastern U.S. and released three LP records.
Filmografía seleccionada
The Indian Boundary Line (2010)
- Detroit Split (2005-2006)
Land Marked/Marquette (2005)
Figures in the Landscape (2002)  
Départ (2000)
Fey Eyes Pin Holes Drums Hum (1999)
Sisyphus’s Cinema (1997)
In the File (1997)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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