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Visiting Filmmaker Jane Gillooly
Experimental Documentary, Suitcase of Love and Shame
Thursday, October 18th, 2012 // 4:30
Academic IV Lecture Hall 4

Recent Guggenheim Fellow Jane Gillooly will show a pre-premiere screening of her new Experimental Documentary film, Suitcase of Love and Shame.

Jane will show a 70-minute DVD test screening with Q&A afterward.

This 1960's Mid-western love story is reconstructed from 60 hours of audiotape discovered in a suitcase purchased on eBay. The recordings, equally tender, erotic, and pathetic, chronicle the details of an adulterous affair. Part historical documentary and part experimental narrative, the film uses this salacious audio example to examine a time in the United States when it was rare to listen to the contradictory words of those who secretly and exuberantly lived a lie while publicly constraining their passion. Focusing on the aural and experiential nature of the audio, the audience will see with their ears. The images, quiet, often abstract, and sometimes playful, place the eavesdropping viewer within and outside of the events - complicit and voyeuristic.

All are welcome to attend and be part of the discussion