Working Class Chronicle

  • Jack Walsh |
  • 1985 |
  • 43 minutes |
  • COLOR/B&W |
  • OPT

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

This work developed from a desire to mix major film categories (narrative, documentary, experimental) with aspects of my personal history and its relationship to chronological history between 1954 and 1969. The film reconstructs the past through the organizing concept of selective memory, a past constructed through found footage, rephotographed home movies, optically printed materials, static copy-stand icon photography (movie stars and rock 'n' roll performers), live action camera work, voiceover narration, and reprocessed popular music from the time period. The film operates seductively at times like the dominant narrative/documentary cinema, and alternately, through the use of rupture, becomes distancing and self-conscious. Personal history and historical events collide to deconstruct the ideological position of the period.

Awards: Best Film, Experimental Category, SF Int'l Film Festival, 1986; Palo Alto Film Festival, 1986.

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