Lost ThoughtsAbout the Film
An experimental short about memory, with images conjured from the haunting 1944 piano Sonata #7, Variations and Fugue on a Hebrew Folk Tune, by Victor Ullmann.
Jeff Scher is a painter and experimental filmmaker. He has made over thirty films for his blog "The Animated Life" in the Opinionator section of the New York Times, online.. His work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums, among them the Museum of Modern Art, and has been screened at film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival. He has also created work for HBO, PBS, the Sundance Channel and, recently music videos for Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. A selection of his films, "The Best of Times," was published as an iPhone and iPad app. Mr. Scher teaches at the School of Visual Arts and at N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts. Music for Mr. Scher's videos in The New York Times are by Shay Lynch.