Artist Projects

The Star Eaters

Peggy Ahwesh

The Star Eaters is a 70-minute narrative video. The story of The Star Eaters merges the enigma of the night sky, its intoxication and desire, with the exhaustion and emotional decay of the boardwalk in Atlantic City. The film is told from the point of view of a woman adrift in the gambling joints and false-glamour of Atlantic City and her relationships with various hustlers, the ocean, her ex-lovers, and her own memory. The themes of the film are gambling, risk taking, transgression, and the quest for meaning.

Project Updates

  • 2004: The Star Eaters is screened at the DUMBO Short Film and Video Festival

  • 2004: The Star Eaters is screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Netherlands