The Interior

00075Western Kentucky Film Festival proudly presents The Interior

Friday, April 29th at 7:45 PM at the Capitol Theater

Synopsis: “January, the Alaskan Interior, 56 mushing dogs, 4 humans, 5 hours of sunlight. This observational work – shot on both 16mm and digital video – examines the interior worlds of its subjects and explores how to write with limited light.”

UNRATED – 29 MIN – 2015

The director, Jonathan Rattner, will present the film and host a Q&A afterwards.


Jonathan Rattner is an intermedia artist who primarily produces experimental nonfiction films and videos. In his work he employs a mixture of documentary (found footage, interviews, historical research) and lyrical (soft-focus imagery, collage, jump cuts, non-diagetic sound design, long-duration wide shots) filmic elements. By doing so, he strives to create a cinematic space in which viewers are invited to interact with what they see on the screen and create meaning by reflecting on their own experiences, ideas, and truths.

He holds M.F.A’s in Film and Video Production and in Intermedia Art from the University of Iowa and a B.F.A. in Film and Television from Tisch School for the Arts, N.Y.U. From fall of 2005 to the summer of 2009 he acted as the creative director of Iowa City Senior Television, a twenty-year-old station consisting of crewmembers whose ages range from 65 to 89.

He has screened work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The World Social Forum in Brazil, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and galleries, festivals and colleges in Europe and the United States. Currently, he is an active member of Wildland Urban Interface Artist Collective and holds the position of Assistant Director/Assistant Professor in Film Studies and Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University.