Detroit Film Theatre
THE DETROIT DOCS FILM FESTIVAL: FILMS IN COMPETITION
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre
A sampling of distinguished entries to this year’s Detroit Docs International Film Festival will contrast and compare the extremely diverse range of contemporary approaches encompassed by the term “documentary film.” Several selections will highlight traditional use of documentary film as a means of social and political expose, while other selections will demonstrate the rich possibilities for experimental and lyrical approaches to the documentary. NOTE: the 7:00 and 9:30 programs will each feature different films and will each run approximately two hours. Each program will begin with a short by this year’s honored documentary filmmaker – Albert Maysles – whose visit to the DFT on Saturday takes place under the sponsorship of the Wayne State Department of Communication. At the 7:00 show: Orson Welles in Spain (1966, directed by David and Albert Maysles, in which Welles pitches an idea for a film to wealthy arts patrons. At the 9:30 show: Cut Piece (1965—directed by David and Albert Maysles), featuring Yoko Ono’s clothing being cut away during a performance piece at Carnegie Hall. A 2003 film of Ono’s performance of the same piece at the Theatre le Ranelagh in Paris will also be screened.
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