The second of two retrospective programs honoring Chicago musician and filmmaker Tatsu Aoki. In Shape (1996) the beat of windshield wipers injects rhythm into a blurred image. Traveling Spirits, shot mostly from a moving car, creates a feeling of flow and no firm resting place. Discovery (1991) is a Super-8 diary film, its home and road scenes punctuated by brief Japanese voice-over narration in which Aoki expresses his thoughts and feelings about the scenes. 76 min.
By Fred Camper