ROB RICE ----- filmmaker




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Rob Rice is a filmmaker from western Massachusetts.

Once upon a time, he did a master’s in neuroscience at Tulane University and then worked as an engineer in CRISPR genetics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

He is currently living in Los Angeles, where he graduated from the MFA Film Directing program at CalArts, and where he was selected to attend the 2019 Flaherty Film Seminar as a Fellow.

His work explores the politics of catastrophe and communion in America, The Future, rhetoric, Science, and the many social modes of creating consensus reality.

His feature debut, Way Out Ahead of Us, was selected to participate in the 2021 US in Progress at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw and will premiere in 2022.




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WAY OUT AHEAD OF US 
feature 

An eccentric and resilient family struggles to leave a legacy that will outlive their fading desert town.


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86’ - english - 5.1
color 4k

winter 2022





SHAMPOO

Incense clings to the Corpse's abdomen / Great is Allah! Not I for I was born / To loathe myself and drink through my thin skin / Evening's hope and the naked fright of dawn

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AUG 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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CROWNED HEAD

Madness thundery gist of dream and dross / Ring where the cave of future ring / Cherry between me and the boogeyman Nothingness / My wind-tossed head a flurry of feathers

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JUL 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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THE BORDERS OF LOVE

Between two mouths in a kiss / Windowglass.

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JUL 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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THE WING OF SLEEP

He waded all the way back up life's stream / And came out the other side / Lost where others wander not yet born

He dreamt he was dreaming / Changing planets / Sleeping only to awake over and over / To the clock of blood ticking in his head

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JUL 2021
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MASKED LIFE

A massive pale waxwork of a woma / Forever rotating in horrible slow motion, / The statue spins like a top on the grease of dreams, / A blind lighthouse whose eclipsed face is / Haloed with a numb nimbus of horror

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JUN 2021
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VACANCY IN GLASS

To a palace made / Of wind / To a palace whose towers / Are pillars of fire by day / To an opal palace / In the sky's zenith heart

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JUN 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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WIND FIRE

They say when there was no / Such thing as time or place / The wind lived by itself / Whirling in empty space / To fill a hungry hear / Unborn with sighs until / From rubbing wind on wind

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MAY 2021
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TO THE NORTH WIND

Alive yet not alive you crawl in stone / Prisoner of an air castl / Lover in a dread / Crushed in advance / By the heavy heav / Marble anchor of the / Death you have been howling for for a hundred centuries

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APR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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THE MYSTIC EGG

... And when the cycle of his sufferings ended / From an Antarctic refuge he ascended / Into the cold nude beauty of the night / Expanding, full of holes, immense yet light

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APR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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INTO THE EYES OF NIGHT

A woman dozes on a roof her name is night / Ancient abandoned to the perils of intoxication / To sleep's fumbling treasons / Dreamer in an avalanche of slips / Ditched on a high glassy place to eyeball outer space

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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THE PERPETUAL INCANTATION

That awful mask a snapshot
Amazed solitude
Transfixes on the surface
Of a perennial torrent flesh
Casual flesh

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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WHAT A HOWLING SHAME

What a howling shame
progress
has eliminated the usage
of the tinderbox
that pyrological machine

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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IMPURE POEM

At the bottom of the green
Waters of death

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281
 

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