Screening and Interactive Presentation

Loves of a Cyclops is the sprawling life story of Francis, a modern-day one-eyed man, as he struggles to see the world the same way as everyone else. Taken under the wing of Bill Vernon, a scientist who hopes the cyclops will prove his theories of seeing beyond multiple dimensions, Francis also finds a kindred lost soul in Lina Rae Pearson, a young woman who was once the most prolific narrator of books on tape. Together, the trio try to make sense of Francis’s strange vision, as he careens from one group of people to another, in search of someone who will understand his perspective. Francis’s story extends far beyond the short film, unfolding through a series of archival documents—artifacts, oddities, and abandoned films—and the audience will experience these elements firsthand with a guided tour from director/creator Nathan Punwar following the screening.