Have You Seen My Movie?
2016, Paul Anton Smith, UK/Canada, 136 min.
- Fri, Mar 30th 2:00pm
- Sat, Mar 31st 3:00pm
"A deeply personal affair, and leaves you reminiscing about your own (misspent) times in a velveteen upholstered chair, at the back of a dark room. It's a surprisingly simple idea, well executed and very evocative." - Alexander Bawden, The Upcoming
"A mind-boggling compendium... HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE? is a romantic, lurid, terrifying, joyous cacophony. It's also addictive." - Clare Stewart, Little White Lies
The movies look at themselves in this debut feature by Paul Anton Smith, which recalls the myriad ways in which they have been publicly exhibited, from opulent movie palaces to drive-ins to seedy porn theaters. A close collaborator of Christian Marclay and one of the battery of editors employed to work on his seminal found-footage work THE CLOCK, Smith draws on clips from hundreds of films and finds a narrative through-line across decades of moviegoing that demonstrates the integral role the ritual of viewing movies in public has maintained for over a century. Smith's dense audiovisual assemblage distinguishes itself as more than just a supercut of movie scenes set in movie theaters through its clever editing and narrative ingenuity, demonstrating that, while settings and audiences may change, the allure of the communal big-screen experience remains undiminished. In English. Courtesy of Paul Anton Smith. DCP digital. (CW)