- William E. Jones |
- 1991 |
- 70 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
William E. Jones returns to his hometown to construct an unconventional and moving autobiography. Challenging some of the most firmly entrenched notions of filmmaking, MASSILLON tells its story without a single human actor, by combining beautiful images with a seductive voice-over narration.
"Ever-provocative and decidedly original." - Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times
"William Jones' MASSILLON is that rarity that eluded the queer new wave, a homo road movie in which gay icons are nowhere to be seen. MASSILLON uses the quiet landscapes of the American Midwest to look at a history disfigured by myths of the family, patriotism, and religion." - Lawrence Chua, Artforum
"The film's payoff is its seamless coitus of the personal with the political." - Edward Ball, The Village Voice
Exhibition: Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1993; LA Filmforum; Pacific Film Archive; Artists Space; Pleasure Dome; Cine-City Exhibition, Getty Center.