In 1955 actor James Dean was on the cusp of stardom. Aged 24 and a rising force in Hollywood thanks to his role in East Of Eden, he was on the verge of landing the lead in Rebel Without A Cause, the film that would turn him into an icon.
When artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire posted a letter to Maxim Gvinjia, Abkhazia’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, he expected it to be returned ‘destination unknown’. To his surprise, he received a phone call from Max.
Celebrating the individual and cultural/social memory, Public House is deeply felt and multi-layered, combining documentary with an innovative soundtrack of performance poetry, ambient sound and collective voice.