Rental Format(s): 16mm film

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.

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16mm film $280.00  

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