Awake Zion
The Birdpeople
Call It Democracy
Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click.
The Education of Shelby Knox
Ghetto Fabulous
Kaikohe Demolition
In a Nutshell: A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian
A Life Without Pain
The Loss of Nameless Things
Mana: Beyond Belief
Occupation: Dreamland
Other People’s Pictures
Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party
A Whale of a Tale
Why Should the Devil Have All The Good Music?

Buried in the Backyard
Chickens in the City
Nature’s Blueprints
One Nice Thing
The Ramones and I
Small Town Secrets

Other People’s Pictures

5/21, 315p, Women’s Building Buy Tickets

Lorca Sheppard, Cabot Philbrick
2004, USA, 53 min.

A look at people obsessed with the snapshots of strangers. These folks claw through fl ea market bins, looking for that poignant narrative a snapshot provides, and explain what it is that grabs them: One woman looks for old pictures in which women look defi ant and free- spirited; one gay man looks for hints of homoeroticism in snaps of bare-chested sailors. Nearly all of them look at found pictures as a form of accidental art. This lovely film works on two levels: as a study of the collectors, and as a compendium of images from their collections, frozen people reanimated by our returning gaze.


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Buried in the Backyard

Monica Bigler, Sarah Prior
2004, USA, 30 min.

The name of their Web site tells the story—folks are scared enough these days to be building bomb shelters again. They just might convince you to do the same.