Caspar, California. An old fence with red roses. A few objects, the gradual pan and the voice of Ella Fitzgerald have made All My Life a source of inspiration for Apichatpong Weerasethakul and many other filmmakers.
About the director: Bruce Baillie (born 1931 in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is an American cinematic artist who founded Canyon Cinema in San Francisco in 1961. Also, in 1961, Baillie, along with friend and fellow cinematic artist Chick Strand, among others, founded San Francisco Cinematheque. His body of cinematic work includes such masterpieces as Quick Billy, Parsifal, Mass for Dakota Sioux, Valentin de las Sierras, Roslyn Romance and Tung, among many others. In 1991 he was the recipient of AFI’s Maya Deren Independent Film and Video Artists Award. His motion picture film Castro Street (1966) was selected in 1992 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In 2012, Stanford University acquired Baillie’s archives and the archives of Canyon Cinema. The Academy Film Archive has preserved a number of Bruce Baillie’s films, including Castro Street, Still Life, Cherry Yogurt and Little Girl.