MUST READ AFTER MY DEATH USA, 2007, 73 minutes Director: Morgan Dews After the filmmaker's grandmother died in 2001, he discovered the astounding archive she'd amassed with an envelope marked "Must read after my death." It was filled with intimate and candid audio recordings detailing her family's increasingly turbulent lives, silent home movies, photographs and written journals. Using only these found materials, Dews fashioned a searing family portrait of one family's struggles amid an America on the verge of transformation.
Gothumentary Program Curated by doctoral Film Study candidates Papagena Robbins and Kristopher Woofter, the Gothumentary program features four fascinating new films that combine the Gothic genre's pleasures and torments of storytelling, with the documentary's quest to take us beyond the realm of our everyday experience. Gothumentary films challenge our normal avenues for understanding the world.
The result is a must-see series of films that unsettle deep relationships with how we construct pathways to knowledge, reality, memory, and the self, with subjects ranging from the disintegration of family and community, to urban decay and ruin, to mysterious and possibly unreadable evidence, to those isolated and forgotten by the modern world.
Free presentation Friday, March 30, 4:30 PM, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Films: Resurrect Dead Must Read After My Death Girl Model Detroit Wild City
Main Stage West (View)
104 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472