Confession


Rental Format(s): 16mm film

This film was photographed midst the drama it depicts: As I was the "protagonist" of the drama, it is the most extremely autobiographical documentation given to me to do. As it was made while the brain was thus stunned, I think it was wrongly titled LOVE SACRIFICE. I am now renaming it CONFESSION (in the same spirit which moved me to retitle SINCERITY IV/DUPLICITY I). There is a clear sense that all which the film depicts precludes even the possibilities of Love, so that it represents an even greater sacrifice of all that we know of loving than I had originally thought when I first titled it. Perhaps I, after all a filmmaker, should cease speaking and simply turn to a quote from Petrarch which seems true "addenda" to the film now, as it did when I made it: "Firstly, I revealed in salutary confession the secret filth of my misdeeds, which had long been festering in stagnant silence; and I made it my custom to confess often, and thus to display the wounds of my blinded soul to the almighty Healer" (Epistolae Familiares X, 5, June 11, probably 1352). I suddenly thought the title might best be, simply, CONFESSION; for the Petrarch does hold solid thru all this turmoil. I continue to think there can be no "wrong" form of loving ... BUT, people can become easily confused as to what Love IS.

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