Still image from “Fresh Paint” (2015) by Julian Hou.
Fresh Paint pits a low rise rental building against a low-income construction worker who once worked on building it and who now is an occupant. Blending abstract musical compositions with muted pastel tones, the film explores formal considerations in an experimental narrative with semi-autobiographical undertones. Part documentary and part theater, the film interlaces shots of the real conditions of the building site with staged prop sculptures and exaggerated actor performances. Narration written by Mike Loncaric and Sound in collaboration with Dennis Ha.