This year, as we continue the exchange programme between Kaunas Artists’ House and Kirtimai Cultural Centre, we will invite you to watch and discuss documentaries not only at Kaunas Artists’ House, but also in Vilnius – at Kirtimai Cultural Centre (KCC).
The screening of this film in Vilnius in the yard of Kirtimai Culture Center will take place on June 18th: Common People: “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project” | Vilnius The film will be presented in both cities by “angry cinema critics” Ilona Vitkauskaitė and Santa Lingevičiūtė. A mystery in the form of a time capsule, the film delves into the strange life of a radical Communist activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse archivist. Marion’s work was crazy but it was also genius, and she would pay a profound price for dedicating her life to this visionary and maddening project.
Before the era of “fake news,” Marion was fighting to protect the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television. The public didn’t know it, but the networks were disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history. Remarkably, Marion saved it, and now the Internet Archive will digitize her tapes and we’ll be able to search them online for free.
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
Dir. Matt Wolf
Documentary, USA, 2019, English, 87 min.
Tickets and discounts: tickets cost 3 EUR (2 EUR concessions – schoolchildren, students, seniors). Tickets can be purchased on the door and at “Tiketa” sales points in person and online.
The project is financed by the Lithuanian Film Center, organised by Kaunas Artists’ House. Partners: platform “Kitas Kinas”, Kirtimai Culture Center, Kaunas Deaf
Rehabilitation Centre, Vilnius Queer Festival “Kreivės”.