|Directed by||Diane Bell|
|Produced by||Chris Byrne
|Written by||Diane Bell|
Frank Hoyt Taylor
Michael Blackman Beck
|Music by||Liam Howe|
|Edited by||John-Michael Powell|
Obselidia is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Diane Bell, starring Michael Piccirilli, Gaynor Howe and Frank Hoyt Taylor. The film won two awards at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival: the Excellence in Cinematography award and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize.
On his quest to catalogue soon obsolete occupations, George (Piccirilli) a librarian joins forces with a silent film projectionist (Howe), and together they journey to Death Valley to interview a maverick scientist (Hoyt Taylor) who is predicting the imminent end of the world.
- Michael Piccirilli – George
- Gaynor Howe – Sophie
- Frank Hoyt Taylor – Lewis
- Chris Byrne – Mitch
- Kim Beuche – Jennifer
- Michael Blackman Beck – Paul
- Linda Walton – Linda
- Grant Mathis – Monk
The influential film critic Todd McCarthy wrote in Variety that it was "gentle, intelligent, gorgeously made and utterly eccentric." It was widely acclaimed for its "sheer beauty" and for being "a true original."
- Excellence in Cinematography. Sundance 2010 Film Festival
- Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. Sundance 2010 Film Festival
- Juried Best Feature. Ashland Independent Film Festival 2010
- Alfed P. Sloan 2010 Grantees. TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund 2010.
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- "Sundance Film Festival Winners 2010" (PDF). www.sundancefilmfestival.com. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
- McCarthy, Todd. "Review: Obselidia". Variety.
- Rastegar, Roya. "Favorites from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival". Huffington Post.
- Hoyle, Martin. "Edinburgh Film Festival". Financial Times.
- Fleming, Mike. "Sundance Award Winners". Deadline.
- MacClintock, Pamela. "'Obselidia' Wins Sundance Sloan Prize". Variety.
|Alfred P. Sloan Prize Winner