Minamata - Part 2 (1989) - Los Angeles - Directed by Reza Abdoh
Part 2 of Minamata (198) at the Los Angeles Theater Center
The Blind Owl (1992) - Feature-length film by Reza Abdoh
In 1992, Abdoh wrote and directed a film called The Blind Owl. He used many of his core actors who were members of his performance company, Dar a Luz; Tony Torn, Tom Fitzpatrick, Juliana Francis, Peter Jacobs, Tom Pearl and others.
“Blind owls, the characters are figures of insight that cannot see; their suffering should breed wisdom, but it’s barren. These are people that observe, but they don’t reflect. They have a point of view, but no perspective. Events pass through them, but they survive. Trenn gets hit by a car at the end of the movie: ‘Are you ok?’ Ricky asks. Trenn says, ‘Yeah. I’m hungry.’ They get up and move off, without further comment. Abdoh’s characters have a fixed mysteriousness.”
– Daniel Mufson, "Same Vision, Different Form: Abdoh’s The Blind Owl"
Adam Soch's feature-length documentary REZA ABDOH: THEATRE VISIONARY vimeo.com/ondemand/rezaabdoh