Section 2 of Issue 6 is a video essay that investigates the formal themes of the MDF Trilogy: Assault, Princess Margaret Blvd., and Out in that Deep Blue Sea. These three shorts, directed by MDFF‘s Kazik Radwanski, all chronicle unlikely protagonists caught in a crisis – the camera following each action closely, even if the outcome is unknown for main character and audience alike. Radwanski’s first feature, Tower, just debuted at Locarno and will play next month at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Essay written and edited by Christopher Heron, music by Adam Gurfinkel, and narrated by John Cohen.