Navigators

A film by Noah Teichner
Essay film in 16 & 35 mm
Format
2,39:1 / 85 minutes / English / 2021

Synopsis
December 1919. Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman are deported from the United States alongside 247 other Russian-born anarchists and radicals. They cross the Atlantic on the Buford — the same ship that would later become the decor of Buster Keaton’s slapstick comedy The Navigator (1924). Through photochemical lab work and rarely-seen archives, Navigators recasts Keaton as the chronicler of the deportees’ exile to Soviet Russia.

A film by Noah Teichner / Optical Printing, Rostrum camera, Lab Work Noah Teichner / Cinematography (Finland & Russia) Ville Piippo / Letterpress Printing Eric Nunes (Ampersand Press Lab) / Editing Emmanuel Falguières, Noah Teichner / Colorist Catherine Libert / Sound Editing, Mixing Mikaël Barre

Production
Gaëlle Jones – Perspective Films
With the support of CNC, Région Ile de France – Forte, Fondation des Artistes.
Installation at Hors Pistes – 2017
Award Brouillon d’un Rêve – 2016
Award Prix Art & Caméra 2017