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"Close Distance" explores the metaphoric connection between black holes in outer space and romantic love. So much is unknown about black holes. Things like how they form and what happens when the threshold of an event horizon is crossed remain a mystery. But we do know that the force, energy, and momentum of black holes are inescapable and transformative. Falling in love has an unavoidable gravity much like that of an event horizon. Unpredictable and powerful, how it changes a person is an enigma.

It is an official selection of the Brooklyn Film Festival 2023.


Filmed and Edited by Colleen Vandenberg


Musical Score by Ryan Van Ert


All historical images are in the public domain, and sourced from a private family archive, the Library of Congress, and Wikimedia Commons.

For screening information, please contact me anytime.

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