Koppmoll: A Limited Screening
One week only! A film about Memory and Place at 71° N
This week (January 19-26, 2024) Juke is thrilled to provide our readers with a limited screening of Koppmoll, a short documentary film by Charles M Pepiton.
From the film description:
Koppmoll is a film that negotiates the border between documenting and storytelling. Filmed in the far north of Norway, we follow the writer Damon Falke as he visits a resident family whose lives have been touched by change and memories of World War II. While considering his own need for place, Falke is introduced to places and stories that speak of home, family, loss, and a nearly forgotten war. Koppmoll is about the act of turning over one stone and finding a world where lives and landscapes are inseparable, where history is present.
Koppmoll is directed by Charles M Pepiton, produced by Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, filmed by Wes Kline, written by Damon Falke, edited by Darrien Mack, with translation provided by Kristine Fostervold, and music by Camilla Ammirati.
Watch the Trailer here:
Update: Our screening has ended!
Thanks so much to all the Juke readers who watched Koppmoll this week. And thanks again to Charlie Pepiton for making the film available to us. You can still watch the trailer above and follow Koppmoll and Charlie Pepiton’s other work at SquareTopTheatre.org.
Koppmoll was a special jury award winner in 2021 at Cinema On the Bayou Film Festival in Lafayette, LA.
This year, Pepiton’s new feature-length documentary Without Them I Am Lost is an official selection at COTB. The film returns viewers to the northernmost latitudes of Norway and offers a glimpse into a small community clinging to a fragile coastline in a rapidly changing world. Watch the extended trailer.
Without Them I Am Lost will screen on Sunday, January 28th, 2024, at 4:30 PM at Cité des Arts in downtown, Lafayette. If you’re in South Louisiana on Sunday, don’t miss it! Tickets are available now.
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Charles M Pepiton is a film and theatre director. His work includes Without Them I Am Lost, Climbing Eros, Koppmoll, and Laura, or Scenes from a Common World, among others. Read more at www.cpepiton.com and www.squaretoptheatre.org.
Wes Kline is an artist and musician. He has taught photography and film at New College of Florida, New Mexico State University, the University of Florida, and at St. Lawrence University. He earned his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2005. His research and work looks at time, ecology, language and performance, often in relation to experimental documentary. He has shown his work nationally and internationally and teaches courses in photography and extended media, including video, installation and sound.
Damon Falke is the author of, among other works, The Scent of a Thousand Rains, Now at the Uncertain Hour, By Way of Passing, and Koppmoll (film). He lives in northern Norway.