Donald Kinney and Robert Kinney

1991, 29:00 minutes, colour, English


Broadly based on a chapter from Thorton Wilder's "The Bridge of San Luis Rey", Stephen updates the Wilder text while holding to the basic narrative forces. The production focuses on the story of siblings, and in this case, twins locked in a complex emotional and sexual relationship. The twins define and redefine the parameters of their relationship in a setting of high modern lines and fundamentalist iconography. These elements come together in the second part as the signs and symbols of the culture that marginalizes them. The montage combines a fast paced edit of images, music and silence to create a densely constructed vocabulary of sound and visuals.

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Critical Writing

The Kinney Brothers: Expressing their pride by nurturing a growing...
by David Hirsch. The Boston Reader, June 15, 1993, v. 3, no. 4.