Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Matt Wolf
Sun Oct 20 8:00 PM

Dendey Newtown 2
General Admission
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Sun Oct 27

Marion Stokes, a reclusive activist and former TV producer, first pressed record on her VCR during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979 and didn't stop until her death in 2012. For three decades, she secretly recorded TV channels in America, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Her 70,000 VHS tapes capture revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows and commercials that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today. Built from interviews with family, friends and colleagues, together with rare and forgotten footage from Stokes's own collection, Recorder... is a fascinating, weird and moving portrait of an intelligent, radical woman whose seemingly crazy mission ended up being a glorious gift to the world.

“Intriguing from first minute to last … a stranger-than-fiction tale with the narrative twists and turns of a well-paced thriller.” – Hollywood Reporter