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An experimental feature from Canadian avant-garde filmmaker Mike Hoolboom, Panic Bodies concerns itself with death and the fragility of the human body, particularly in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. Comprised of six segments which could each be viewed as separate short films, the individual stories use a variety of techniques and approaches (montage, found and manipulated footage, blackout humor, sexual images, spiritual exploration) to explore our hopes and fears about disease and dying. Panic Bodies was shown at the 1999 San Francisco Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi