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Directed by Case Jernigan

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United States | English | 7' | Non-Fiction

No sugarcoatin’ it, you’ve got brain damage from multiple sclerosis. Your memories are fading so gather everything left in that noggin, like paper and ink and photos and love of course. Start with the foundation and don’t give up! Soon you’ll have a palace.

Noggin is a small gem of a film, just seven minutes long, yet it dares to grapple with the monumental themes of joy and happiness amidst the inevitable mess of life’s trials and uncertainties. Directed by Case Jernigan, the film takes us on a journey through the murky waters of memory and anticipation, dredging up what we’ve learned from the past and what we fear or hope for in the future. It’s a soulful meditation on the essence of the "now," that fleeting, precious sliver of time. In a world where anxiety easily takes root, Jernigan finds a surprising sense of gratitude.

Equally surprising are the filmmaker’s multimedia techniques. Noggin feels spontaneous, like a burst of Pollock’s paint splatters. The film equally exhibits a meticulous attention to detail. It’s rich with soul and introspection, showcasing an artist who isn’t afraid to open up and share his story. Jernigan’s work is a heartfelt offering, a testament to the richness of life and a comforting guide for our own journeys. Noggin is a brief, but deeply affecting, piece of cinema that leaves a lasting impression. — Vincent DeLuca, Programmer

Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 AM

Assistance League Theatre

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