Friday, September 14, 2012

Durham Cinematheque's "Interviewed" at Duke East Campus

If you've every been walking near Central Park on a Third Friday just after dusk, you may have caught a lucky glimpse of Durham Cinematheque's Movies in the Park series. Their speciality is experimental film editing using vintage footage, almost the film equivalent of a collage.

Photo credit: D.B. Lee
Their next screening is a part of the Screen/Society Series, sponsored in part by the Duke University Arts of Moving Image Program. Tom Whiteside, the man behind the projector, will be there to present his film "Interviewed," a documentary/experimental hybrid:
An archival extrapolation of six anonymous interviews filmed in Salt Lake City circa December 1960. We do not know (or see) the interviewer, we do not know the purpose of these mildly bizarre encounters. Interviews are presented intact, set in short sequences of supporting audio and images. "Would you rather go to a symphony concert or a football game? How important do you feel that religion is to people in these times? What do you like most about your job? What do you like least about your job? How good of a president do you feel that Franklin Roosevelt was? How would you raise your daughter differently from the way you were raised?"
The screening will be on Tuesday, September 18, at the Richard White Auditorium on Duke's East Campus. Show starts at 8:00pm, admission is free and the public is invited.

Photo credit: D. Mann

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