Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
A beautiful bounty of archival wonder, Recorder is a portrait of Marion Stokes, an African American intellectual and activist who spent 30 years secretly recording every US television channel, collating over 70,000 VHS tapes and capturing every news event of the late-twentieth century. An advocate for the importance of discourse, debate and open dialogue, Marion believed strongly in the potential of media to shape public opinion and the power of propaganda. Intertwining Marion’s own life with the current affairs she obsessively recorded for so many years, the film is an incredible time capsule and a unique ode to Marion’s unconventional life. RG
There will be a post-screening Q&A with producer Kyle Martin.