The Gold Town Nickelodeon will host a Skype interview with former Juneau resident Kahlil Hudson, co-director of the film “Low & Clear,” on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 4 and 9 p.m. The film, co-directed by Tyler Hughen, won the Emerging Vision’s Audience Award at the South By Southwest film festival, as well as being chosen for the Telluride’s MountainFilm Fest.
The documentary centers on the friendship between Alex “Xenie” Hall and J.T. Van Zandt, son of legendary musician Townes Van Zandt, who were filmed during a fly-fishing trip to Canada. In a review in Ion Cinema, Jordan Smith writes,
“Not unlike the work of Emmanuel Lubezki, Hudson and Hughen have obviously spent a massive amount of time intimately shooting the wilderness. As J.T. and Xenie stand in silence among the rock, rivers and trees, the directors spent plenty of time capturing moments of natural beauty that constantly surrounds them – the subtle ripple in the water as it flows over rock, the green overgrowth that hugs the riverbanks, or the birds that quietly patter overhead. Though it feels anything but slow, ‘Low & Clear’ is a meditative documentary that gently seeps in like an ancient river slowly cutting deeper into the earth.”
Born and raised in Juneau, Hudson now lives in Denver. His other projects include the 2011 SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Kumare” and the PBS slated documentary “The Thick Dark Fog,” winner of the American Indian Film Festival Best Feature Documentary Award. He has also worked as a cinematographer for clients including Discovery, History Channel, MTV, Showtime, Yahoo!, Nikon, Interscope Records, MSNBC, Starz, Nike and PBS.