Reckless Eyeballing

Christopher Harris

2004 | 00:14:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Experimental Film, Film Theory, History, Race

Taking its name from the Jim Crow-era of black criminals staring at white women, this hand-processed, optically-printed amalgam reframes desire by way of everything from D.W. Griffith to Foxy Brown and Angela Davis: 'Your lover belongs to this band of murderous outlaws.'

–– Cinematexas International Short Film Festival

This version of the film is a 2K restoration made by the Academy Film Archive in 2022.

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Prizes + Awards

Programmers Choice Award, Cinematexas International Film Festival

Juror's Choice Award, Humboldt International Short Film Festival

1st Place Medium Category, Sarah Lawrence College Experimental Film and Video Festival

Cine-X Prize for Best Experimental Film, Olympia Film Festival


Cinematexas International Film Festival
Austin, TX

Exhibitions + Festivals

Cinematheque Francaise

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Vienna International Film Festival

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

True/False Film Festival