A four-part bio-pic that narrates moments from the lives of Fats Waller, Jackson Pollack, Janieta Eyre and Frida Khalo. This quartet of hauntologies reframes the cruel reductions of biography to focus on death and doubles. Repurposing archival texts (the diaries of Khalo, the testimonies of Waller’s kin and familiars) as audiovisual graffiti, old voices are cropped and replayed as intertitles or voice-over fragments, lending a historic charge to images that dream across the present.

“Already our fictitious past has been supplanted in our memories by that other past, of which we now know nothing certain – not even that it is false.” Borges