• “Great American Desert”

A staged celebration of the Hiroshima bombing and a seasonal camp of RV drivers share the Arizona landscape in British filmmaker Stephen Connolly’s 2007 short film Great American Desert, invoking, Connolly says, “an examination of ‘social liberty’ in the West in relation to war, spectacle, the environment and consumerism.”

Great American Desert screens in “Occasional Pieces,” a selection of Connolly’s short films and videos Saturday 11/7 at the Nightingale