Once Upon a Screen: Explosive Paradox

Kevin B. Lee

2020 | 00:09:31 | Germany / United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Film or Videomaking, Memory, Race, Youth/Childhood

A childhood experience is projected on a shadowy wall of a former movie theatre. A racist cinematic trauma passed between friends and family is remembered among the rustling of leaves and reflections of trees on an iPad screen. An essay about how past and present interrupt one another like movies being perpetually edited.

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Prizes + Awards

Voted Best Video Essay of 2020, Sight & Sound Magazine


Open City, London Documentary Festival

Exhibitions + Festivals

2021 Rotterdam International Film Festival

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