Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

The Creeping Garden


Year: 2014
Run Time: 81 minutes

The Creeping Garden
The Creeping Garden
The Creeping Garden
The Creeping Garden

If “The Blob” creeps you out, you’ll likely be horrified to learn there are real-life equivalents all around you. What’s worse… they’re actually intelligent. Cue the science lesson from the mad researchers who make up this unprecedented docu-fantasia. Focusing on interviews with scientists, artists, and fanatics dedicated to exploring the organisms known as “slime mold,” THE CREEPING GARDEN falls somewhere between watching a big-budget science presentation and a magnificent light and color show some would refer to as a psychotropic experience. Peppered with dazzling time lapses (or shall we say time-magnification?) of the elusive organisms, we come to view these sprawling creatures as one of Earth’s hidden wonders. Often funny, always mesmerizing, and backed by an eerily atmospheric music score by multi-instrumentalist Jim O’Rourke, this work of science non-fiction is easily the slipperiest and slimiest film of the decade. But it’s also something else: sublime. – C.P.

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Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp

THE CREEPING GARDEN is Cinema Iloobia founder Tim Grabham and London-based filmmaker and curator Jasper Sharp's first film together. Both are considered major forces in the global art community.


Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp

Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp

Tim Grabham

Tim Grabham

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