169 Seconds: Waiting For The Miracle

In this wonderful instalment of 169 Seconds, made in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of 16:9, Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin explore Abel Ferrara’s independent film Go Go Tales (2007), focusing on its use of Dreyer-like long takes and tour de force performances. In Go Go Tales, Ray Ruby (Willem Dafoe) is desperate, but in one particular scene Ferrara and Dafoe deliver a small miracle. All we have to do is watch and wait…

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Concept, editing and narration: Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin.

Excerpts from: Go Go Tales (2007) © Abel Ferrara, Eagle Entertainment.