Weaving together film, music and poetry, Last of Our Kind transforms the memory of a lost love into a ritualistic incantation of longing. Action is exaggerated and time seems to blur, as the lovers’ tale unfolds poetically into a modern interpretation of the Persephone myth. Shot entirely on super-8, the movie traces a poem, line by line, throughout the city of Seattle in sequences of time-lapse photography blended with live-action that collapse and rearrange time and events into memories. Shot as a silent film, Last of Our Kind features an original soundtrack created by Robin Guthrie (co-founder of the band Cocteau Twins) interwoven with a voiceover recitation of Rick Linville’s poem.
Last of Our Kind won the grand prize for Best Short Film at the 2013 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival (part of the New Jersey Film Festival).
Critic's Review: Last of our kind refers to the mythical memory of the human being and his tendency to canonize a person who has crossed your life, in order to justify the pain they have caused in their departure. -F.I.L.M.E. Magazine