Directed By
Joshua Seftel
Runtime
Country
USA
Completed
2015
Language
English
Category
Matter of Fact Shorts

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

In his latest project, photographer Phil Toledano has become obsessed with his own future. Filmmaker Joshua Seftel follows as Toledano uses DNA tests, fortune tellers, and a prosthetic makeup artist to envision the many dark possibilities that might await him. Over the course of three years, Toledano becomes dozens of characters and captures these bleak possibilities in a series of haunting photographs. Meanwhile, his wife and daughter sit on the sidelines, worried that this project will leave Toledano unable to ever imagine a positive future. While on this journey, Toledano’s obsession alters him and his family forever.

Screens as part of Portrait of an Artist.

Sunday, July 19 at 7:45PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA) Wednesday, July 22 at 11:00AM in DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)