Revisiting the Classics: Still Film

5/20/2024; 44 minutes

Filmmaker James N. Kienitz Wilkins joins moderator Tyler Morgenstern, Assistant Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center, for a discussion of Still Film. They discuss its narrative and formal structure, as well as its thematic interests in the problems plaguing contemporary Hollywood. They also reflect on the film's use of language and larger questions of cinema, memory, and nostalgia. Moreover, Wilkins discusses his use of 35mm press kit photos in the film and multiple meanings behind the term "stillness." Recorded on 01/18/2024. (#39637)

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