"A new start for the start."

2012 / Roger Beebe / UnionDocs, USA

"A new start for the start."

Meticulously (if exhaustively) produced and delightfully ambiguous, Roger Beebe's film Beginnings functions a lot like an audio piece - in fact, there's nothing to watch besides the opening and closing title screens. But rather than reveal what you're about to hear, we'll leave it at that, and invite you to solve the mystery yourself.

Beginnings was made in 2010, premiered at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, and has since screened in multiple venues across the country.

Find out just how many words make up this concordance, and how the whole project started with Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem (plus, sea-monsters!), Behind the Scenes.

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Roger Beebe

Roger Beebe is a filmmaker and professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. Beebe has screened his films around the globe at such venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Beebe is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and is currently Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival. Beebe also owns Video Rodeo, an independent video store in Gainesville.

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