Leeds Film Presents: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
About the event
LIFF Audience Favourites on Leeds Film Player.
Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis and ended on December 14, 2012 while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today. This is a mystery in the form of a time capsule, about a radical Communist activist whose work was crazy but also genius.
15 / 2019
Documentary • 1h 27m
Director – Matt Wolf
Language – English
With Leeds cinemas closed at present, we’re bringing you a selection featuring some of the best new international cinema and LIFF audience favourites for you to enjoy over Christmas and into the New Year on Leeds Film Player. There are twelve features now available, including three vibrant and original coming-of-age stories by rising directors.