“Her Type” opens with my mother loading a selfie of me into FaceApp—a smartphone application that generates realistic transformations of photographic portraits. She adds a “male” filter to the picture. With the “male” filter, my selfie resembles a portrait of my Russian father, now deceased, when he was my age.
THE IMAGINARY KALEIDOSCOPE
The film is a meditation on voyeurism and the performative quality of public-facing private displays, and on the desire to reintegrate animals into our life.
The film explores the liminal boundary between public and private by focusing on one man’s incredible collection of full scale big cats displayed on his front lawn in Muncie, Indiana.