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From the IHP Archives:

REPORT

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Friday 11/22
6:00 pm
Ibrahim Theater
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dir. Bruce Conner, US, 1964-67, 16mm, 13 min.

 

Special screening on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy

 

Bruce Conner, a master of the avant garde montage/found footage film, created REPORT out of found audio and film footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. REPORT is an audio-visual representation of the confusion and chaos experienced on November 22, 1963 (not only through the act of murder but the mediation of the details of the story through the reportage). The actual death is not represented in the image, which consists heavily of white and black film leader, creating a heavily stroboscopic effect. Film critic Bruce Jenkins writes: “the rate of flicker begins to decelerate—shifting from its most kinetic and stroboscopic as the reporter from 'Mobile Unit 6' races to Parkland Hospital—to infrequent flashes, finally fading to darkness as the reporter arrives and is barred entry to the hospital.”