When I'm a Moth

The unknowability of major politicians. Are they public fictions? Are they actors? Are they "real" people acting, and we, the citizens, never see the personhood behind the act? Or are they something more radically ambiguous in the hall of mirrors that is the 21st century media-governed world. If the "real" Hillary Rodham Clinton worked very briefly at a salmon processing plant in Valdez, Alaska, in the summer of 1969, the fictional Hillary of When I’m a Moth is there now, in a mirror summer, in a mirror 1969. 

"Strikingly reminiscent of Russian auteur Aleksandr Sokurov’s dreamlike imaginings." 

- Variety

"Timlin is sensational." 

- Digital Journal

"Timlin is a revelation." 

- Screen-Space

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Addison Timlin Hillary
TJ Kayama Ryohei
Toshiji Takeshima Mitsuru


Directed by Zachary Cotler
Magdalena Zyzak
Written by Zachary Cotler
Producers Magdalena Zyzak
Zachary Cotler
Executive Producers Craig R. Johnson
Mike S. Ryan
Director of Photography Lyn Moncrief
Sound Design Jamie Mcphee
Costume Design Sekyiwa Wi-Afedzi
Editor Kant Pan
Casting Sig De Miguel
Stephen Vincent
Production Sound Mixer Vladimir Fedulov